As someone who doesn't have a dog in the fight - I run a bastardized version of Exalted that's part 2e, part 3e, and almost 100% houserule - I will just mention that I am very selective about what threads I read on this forum; normally I avoid threads like this.

That's because while there is some amazing, wonderful, awesome content here, the negative threads are so negative that it really only takes one to walk away feeling like the whole forum is a bastion of arguments and negativity.

And that's not really unique to this place - most forums I frequent are like that,...