Rory ? he has nothing to do with the way things are....
perhaps you fail to understand that some of the folks who are not happy (like me for example) are the same folks who have been here for a *very long time* and used to be part of the other discussions you refer to. but things have changed; I have every right to say what i think as long as i am not attacking people and as long as i am "within bounds" so to speak.
some of us have been very pro microsoft for a long time and we see things that we feel are going the wrong way. by posting our thoughts here there is a small chance some folks at microsoft will see the post and act on it.
No that's not for sure but it's a thing we can do before we go to the next step.
in the end i and the companies i work with will vote with our money and that in the end will get microsoft to listen, if sales drop they will get the message for sure.
and none of that will stop me for beeing a part of a good topic when i see one. I still have code to maintain that uses .Net and WPF and WIndows Forms and so on....
I didn't mean to suggest that Rory's departure caused the deterioration of this forum. I just used his departure as a time reference. There is no question that this forum is a wasteland relative to what it was in the past.
As for "being part of a good topic" because you still have to maintain ".NET, WPF, and Windows Form" code, isn't the "Tech Off" forum more suitable for that? If you ask a question on maintaining .NET/WPF/WinForms code on the Coffeehouse forum, you'll get "answers" that consist of how horrible those platforms are and how Microsoft should dump them for Objective C or some such. hehe