I'll take a shot at the psychiatrist's chair too! (nice to be on the other side for once
I honestly blame Facebook/Twitter . . . no really. This last year has been a nasty one for rude and uninformed people. I used to keep my mouth SHUT because almost everyone here really knew a lot more about things, now you've got to scroll a page or two before you get an informed opinion.
I think it happened around the 'giveaway' time . . . that and/or when we got a few really good juicy rumors and then the armchair news aggregators put us on the radar for the masses.
Don't confuse this with my REGULAR 'web 2.0 ruined society' posts
This last year really seems to have brought the worst out in some posters . . . then again, maybe it's just the 'bad driver' effect . . . you just notice the really bad ones so much that it SEEMs like there's more of them.
I really miss the sidebar on the main site that showed the 'recent activity' when there weren't all the same topic/different thread there. We should have 3 mk3 threads: samples, reviews and complaints. BTW, weren't there a large share of these people moving to Nikon because Canon abandoned them?