Tansy, don't go. Just get your dander up and start a new thread entitled "PEL system in the UK". Start it with a post saying "What is all this about, then" and invite helpful comments. The begrudgers will be too busy linking the following posts to every one of the million or so threads on the subject to give you a proper well deserved seeing-to.
But if you are leaving - remember to check the forum first to see if any one else has checked out before - this will save duplication and unrest.
You should stick around though and I sincerely hope that you do.