I started a forum about two years ago on a subject I had a lot of interest in at the time. It is nowhere near the size that this community this is, but still a fairly popular forum for the niche it fills.
Over time, being a forum manager started to wear on my nerves. I had a lot of other things in my life that were important. I made promises about things I would do (specific to that forum) that I never kept. Lucky for me, the members were with one exception too kind to complain about it.
Now I am trying to find a graceful way to get out of the whole thing. My interests have changed, my time constraints have changed, my worldview has changed. And my new worldview is very much at odds with the purpose of the forum I created.
I'm not saying that is the case with the Mudcat, but I do think that often times criticisms are best kept to oneself. I wouldn't blame my forum members for criticizing me, but they would be doing so without an understanding of the entire situation. No one can see what's going on behind the scenes.
There are things about all of the forums I visit that get on my nerves. That is the nature of life.
Anyway, I don't know if anyone here either reads or cares about my posts, but sometimes I like to put my POV out there just in case.