I returned to the forums recently after a long time away, and it seems like there is a huge amount of tension here. Did something happen that I missed? I've seen two people announce "dramatic exits" as they've been coined, in the past two weeks. This isn't good for the community as a whole, and it doesn't make a great deal of sense to me.
These are web forums - Their goal is for peers or colleagues to discuss things on a common subject and offer help where they can. I think many people take any sort of negative comment too personally, somehow forgetting that the person on the other side doesn't really know them outside of what they hear on the forums. This isn't to say that we shouldn't all get to know each other, but this is primarily a place where we come to discuss products that we use, how we do things musically, and generally things relating to our hobby or job as musicians.
So, please, let's keep things lighthearted and focused on the music - that's what we're all here for.