Well...since we are all seeing fit to unbosom what is on our collective minds, I'll add a few thoughts. First, I think it would be altogether unecessary and unfortunate if anyone left the forum over this. Virtually every post above makes valid points, in both criticism and defense. I agree entirely with Speed in that there seems to be an overhanging condescension from some quarters which does get tedious after awhile for some us...at the same time, in many cases, that perceived condescension or criticism is not altogether unjustified - perhaps it's even too restrained! How much moderation is enough? Too much?(I know this has been addressed here before - but is there concensus even now?) What constitutes fully-developed thought and who shall determine what is jargon-laden drivel and rhetorical demagoguery? Do we wish to deal with people who, as Blowtus noted, may need a "nudge" toward improvement - or slam them mercilessly for their ignorance or naive foolishness? I would ask that everyone reconsider moving-on and discuss this a bit first. Is there any specific reason the types of posts, as described by Nile577 and Speed respectively, cannot co-exist in the same forum?