lukpac wrote:Wow, who would have imagined that I'd be pegging Cliff as one of the voices of reason in this thread?
Hey, I'm behind whatever decision that you make 100%. Seriously.
I know we've had our differences but that's precisely what made your forum different from Steve's. People are allowed to disagree with you here, especially on things that are subjective. It would be foolhardy and shit-disturbing for me to get into a heated argument with you on "Who's Next" (as with arguing with Steve on mastering techniques). But I do respect and appreciate that you were willing to put up with serious verbal abuse over the Enoch Powell-Eric Clapton thread. Try doing that with Steve on his thoughts on day care or telling his Gorts that the USA is indeed the most hated nation on Earth in 2005 (again, we're talking subjective issues here).
At the end of the day, this is yours and Amy's site. I think you've both been more than tolerant here. You have your reasons to not agree with SH.tv, but they are not nearly as venomous as some of the rest of us (and maybe you probably don't find SH.tv as funny or ridiculous as we do, I don't know).
In the end, the decision is best for all involved. The Napster-P2P example is excellent. If the RIAA hadn't shut down Napster, it's likely many of us wouldn't have nice lossless collections of OOP DCC's and MFSL's, boots of all sorts that we've never seen, music DVD transfers that have never been released, etc. Likewise, for those sad SH.tv foot soldiers like Grant, luvmusic, Rantz and that drugged-out retard, Prix, the new place will evolve to new levels of SH.tv mockdom and vigilance.
I still stand by my assertion that the Snakepit recently (for the most part) was becoming more of a "consumer advocacy" place against SH.tv (questioning people's expertise, Steve's "auctions" and Grant's spelling) and was less vitriolic. I think for the SH.tv trolls they would be best served filtering out the "hate" and reading the honest assessments of SH.tv, and realizing that none of this would be necessary if Steve wasn't so reluctant to allow any criticism against the party-line at his site - be it against new mastering, poor 80's CD's, Ward Cleaver fathering techniques or US foreign policy.