You're welcome to interpret things any way you choose but I have to wonder why you stay; your long running theme has been one of discontent and unhappiness with just about every aspect of our community.
Do you mean that I am one of a couple of folks that bother with legitimate criticism of the site, as opposed to posting "OMG snowforum suxx goat azz"?
This isn't a democracy and as a privately owned business, we reserve the right to run things as we see fit and what is in the best interests of of the site. If you or anyone else has a problem with that, no one is holding anyone hostage here and they are free to seek greener pastures. The facts don't support your position though and TGR and Epic Ski aren't nearly as lenient in their moderating and newbies are treated far better here. If you seriously think they don't have the good ole boy club aspect, you are delusional. The difference here is we are more up front and honest about it so people are more aware of the environment from the start.
Since you ask... I am still here, but less and less so. Besides the gripes I have already voiced, this site is starting to get as bad as myspace with all of the rollover popups and ads.
Regarding TGR and Epic... I really don't think there is much of a comparison between the content on TGR and the content here, or the general attitude on Epic and the general attitude here. Neither site is perfect, but this forum routinely combines the worse aspects of the other two. Go ahead and glance at first page of threads on either site and then come back here and do the same.
Read on another forum: "If someone held a gun to my head and said, "You have to move to Salida tomorrow", I'd probably do it. If they told me I had to go to Breckenridge instead, I think I'd just let them pull the trigger."