It isn't "healing threads", or "gardening threads" or even tons of chit chat, that REALLY drives committed people away. It is this. Knowing that even if your views and opinions on this topic are based on experience, participation and consideration you will automatically be insulted by the same person time and again. It simply isn't worth the hassle.
Flame away Guest, and anyone else who finds this kind of communication more interesting than the actual issue. I've tried hard not to be a nay-sayer, but I may be moving in that direction.
rather angry as well.