Two words: Lighten up. I've been a long time lurker over at nsxprime.com, and FerrariChat.com since right around late 98, (I own a 99 NSX-T, and am looking at either a Stradale or Gallardo later this year) but lately I've notcied a backlash on both boards on Allan that I think has no basis. These carboards are not here for everyone to come over and have a giant self-fulfilling circle-jerk contest telling each other how smart we were for buying F-cars and banishing anyone that doesn't agree with the plan. I use these boards as an auxillary reference for reviews, performance, etc, on the cars they focus on and part of that includes hearing from the dissenters and non-believers. I look for posts from people that are clearly unbiased, which is what I consider myself to be, essentially "sportscar agnostic". Here's an example: DES. I personally think DES is refreshing, it takes me back to the days when I was 13 years old and praying at the sportscar alter nightly, wishing like hell that more days would pass and I'd finally be able to move out, buy one, etc. And what the community here has done for him is great, obviously. But the truth is that DES is the exact person I DON'T want to hear from concerning F-cars, because every post and every review is like an orgasmic three-way explosion. I don't need to hear from an F-car cheerleader because of course he's going to throw down for the home team no matter what the truth is. I'm not saying that the board would be a better place without DES, he certainly has a place here along with other true fans, but for me it's about cutting through both the overly-positive and the overly-negative and trying to find the middle ground of reality. Let's face it, buying a Stradale or Gallardo is a major purchase, even for those with a good deal of wealth, and basing that decision on three magazine articles is a leap. I'd much rather hear a review from say Allan on either car, over say DES, because Allan is looking at it with a very biased eye due to previous experience. DES is kind of like a sports-car virgin. You take him to the whorehouse, and the first girl he lays there is the most beautiful woman in the world and has no equal. Allan is more like Tommy Lee, and if Tommy Lee says that Pam Anderson was a better lay than Jenna Jameson or Heather Locklear, you're inclined to believe him a bit more than betting on DES' whorehouse girl. I personally think Tommy Lee is a dip****, but I'd have to begrudgingly admit that when it comes to talking about hot chicks in the sack, who would be better to turn to? And just because Tommy Lee calls your wife "****" in the sack (348Turbo this means you) it doesn't mean a nuclear war has to break out. I'm done ranting, this message is to the community and mainly to Rob. Rob seriously, I saw your threat to Allan in another thread a week ago that you'd bounce him off the board permanently with another outburst, and I think that's the worst thing you could possibly do. Keep this place as it is, allow BOTH the positive DES types and the negative Allan types, because I don't come here to see "Bring It On 2".