I think Colin hit the nail on the head with his post within the ‘what do you get to the gallon’ thread, I can’t put my finger on it either, I understand nothing stays the same and everything is constantly evolving but the forum has changed and not in a good way. I used to feel quite proud to be part of this forum community that had healthy debate on a whole spectrum of bike and non bike related issues. People could ask for help, advice or just chat without fear of being humiliated or ridiculed knowing that folk on here would go out there way to help others. Whilst you would not expect everyone to have the same opinions, points were put across in a mainly polite and constructive manner without any malice. Those that didn’t buy into the vibe didn’t hang around long. I have made some very good valued friendships via the forum based on a mutual trust and respect underpinned by a common love of all things motorcycle. Some people I have met personally and others only on line but either way it makes no difference to the friendship made. There seems to be a very destructive undercurrent at the moment that I am not enjoying, maybe it’s just old age creeping up, but at 51 I just can’t be bothered with the petty squabbles. Sorry folks but it’s all getting a bit boring and if it continues down this path I will be finding myself logging in less and less. Which is exactly what’s been happening over the last couple of months without me even realising it.