i just feel that i have to say that this has been a rather good laugh on my part.
For those who feel sulky that i came in "guns blazing" i do have a little giggle at your expense; i have been sitting around watching certain users put forward subtle comments and such for a long time and getting absolutely no where. Would as many of you have replied or have considered the points (once they were realised) if everything had been couched in polite, urbane terms, or if you had known right off the bat that i am a vendor occasionally as well as the rest of you?
Psycologically it was amusing watching the immediate knee jerk "its not my fault" reactions many of you gave, as well as the school yard environment it gives off. Some of you guys really need to stop and think for a while about your motives and the points being made before making asses of yourselves.
As Hayden said, it was good seeing passion back in the forums. I'm just sad it took someone being a jerk whilst pointing out the shortfalls to bring it out.