If you are wondering just how insane things have gotten around here, let me share this with you. I am apparently guilty of making "calm" and "measured" criticisms. I am also a "conscience-less sociopath" as evidenced by the fact that I failed to "lose [my] composure." (I am also "utterly dishonest" because I disagreed with this person's opinion, but that sort of criticism is a dime a dozen around here, and hence much less interesting.)
It never occurred to me that someone would take offense because I argued, debated, or disagreed without getting angry and losing my cool. I have tried to figure out how one answers a charge like that, but I'm pretty sure there is no response that would satisfy my detractor.
The more people are discouraged from speaking their minds, the more calls there are for particular people to be banned, the more I feel that I can't win for losing, the less worthwhile it is to be here. I always believed that the real benefit from a site such as this was the ability to get and give honest feedback, but it seems that there are now enough people here who equate "criticism" with "cruelty" or who view disagreement in any form as inappropriate, to make it risky to say anything other than "Great post!!"
Go on and feel free to be honest in comments--but only so long as you tell me what I want to hear. (That's a joke, people. Put down the knives.)