Let me describe something, and you let me know if it makes sense. I'll only talk about MC, since the rest of the site doesn't really interest me enough to spend much time in those sections. The site has 100K "members" signed up, and I assume gets a lot of lurking drop-ins from Google searches and so on. Of those 100K members, what proportion of posts are made by the, oh, 200 most active members (even not accounting for you )?) Of new threads started, how many are started by members who make less than, oh, 100 total posts? In other words, people who are oriented to their own needs and demands rather than bringing something to the table themselves? Most threads? So, then out of the 200 or so most active members, how many start interesting new threads themselves? You know, on Mens Clothing topics? My point is that while there is a lot of self-congratulation about how "high" volume the site is, when it comes to Mens Clothing, the whole superstructure comes down to just a few guys who can (1) start good threads, (2) make intelligent, knowledge responses about Mens Clothing, and (3) maintain some continuing energy in participating. This is a small group...far smaller than that 200 number that I'm using above. So, when such a guy gets basically hounded out like Montesquieu by a bunch of shitheads, with nary a presence by a forum mod, it is very disappointing that when this kind of poster chooses to return, his thread and he become the meal du mod du jour. That's what I'm saying. It became clear to me that the site had somehow become geared to the non-contributor, or contributors following a sanctioned script, and retailers, a while ago. This whole with Monty's thread just reminds me of something I had conveniently forgotten for a few months. Fok has posted over and over again that he sees no significant change in SF over time: just more people. Is that what you guys see? Does anyone really agree with him? So, there's a big disconnect between having a great MC forum and how the site is run today. That's my opinion.