I think that hktrdr should not have been banned. He can get a little personal, and he's very opinionated, but the guy also knows his stuff, and for each nasty post he also posts tons of good info in a neutral way. And his nastiest posts have been pretty mild, people gotta HTFU a bit. And while he might jump on people who post wrong stuff it's kind of a public service, has made me make a quick check on a makers website before posting, helps the newbs from getting wrong info from others who don't really have their facts.
And the guy led the charge on insisting that reviews are clear about whether the product was provided free, at a discount etc. This is very important, and if anything he should get a little extra credit for doing this board's membership a favour by keeping that issue front and centre.
People looking for info and advice on this board will be worse off without his input.
Anyone out there agree with me?