I couldn't resist posting the facepalm. I know the thread has (had?) a specific focus, but the situation was just too ripe for it to pass up... apologies to Funker.
Yeah, too bad he left. I agree that he sounded intelligent and reasonable. You have to have a pretty thick skin to enjoy almost any internet forum though, (goes all the way back to the original bbs days, actually) try not to get pissed off, and ignore the obvious bait hooks. You have to look at it like a salad bar, actually: take what you want, leave the rest. Otherwise, ANY internet community is going to be miserable for you.