I've had some dinner and a moment to compose a final thought on this before I just let it go. The deal here is that I do and will do it cuz I want to. And I plan to be as fair as possible as an admin. But I don't plan to curb my opinions as a member of the community because I'm the admin, so I plan to say what's on my mind. I won't say anything here that I won't say to someone in person. Foremost on my mind right now is this:
I don't want accolades, I don't need kudos. I want nor ask for that. By the same token that I don't owe anyone anything, no one asked me to do this. So the playing field is level.
In short, I don't want pats on the back but, on the other hand, I don't want to be kicked in the small of it from behind either.
All I'm asking for is a bit of common respect for trying.
PS - David, you're on the interview list. Interested in doing one in the coming months?
"Of all lies, art is the least untrue." - Flaubert