You appear to be saying that you are leaving the forum for Pasture New, yet are still remaining. So can I assume that your comments are a 'getting it off the chest' moment. Something that I for certain and perhaps other's go through from time to time ?.
I fully understand your sentiments and comments, and have on occasions aired my own personal views (as you may have well seen?) as to the way the forum is heading, but alas to very little avail, except to receive ridicule and 'put-downs' from certain regulars, which to me is not what a discussion or debate forum is about. Whether this is through pure arrogance or ignorance, that someone as to be right, I would't really know or possibly understand. We all have our own differences, so there is no point in my view, of one or more person's insisting that they are always right, and perhaps demand higher discussion or debating standards from other's who just want to contribute and offer there own thoughts on a subject raised.
But that is my own opinion, which no doubt will bring further comment that I am wrong, as it isn't personal, but at times it can clearly come across as being very personal. But taking into consideration, my lifespan on this world is getting shorter, so my more relaxed attitude might contribute to "so why worry, everyone to their own I suppose, and while perhaps not accepting it, just having to allow for it?".