I've been lurking in this thread and not contributing much, because I think this is just the sort of thread that does not belong.
Rather then not participating in the threads EvilD mentions, he creates one of his own. That to me is kind of hypocritical. You can not blame others for actions that you take yourself.
My solution to threads you dont want to stay on top; stop participating, they will die faster.
So back ontopic, I like all threads that end up here. Negative, positive, about the weather, about politics, mildly interesting and hugly interesting. You take the good with the bad.
If the CoffeeHouse was only ment for minds that think alike, there would not be much to debate about.
Just my 2 coppers.