Well, let's not forget that I just originally posted my preference and my beliefs on their own in this thread, did not quote anyone or make any indication I was referring to or arguing against anyone else's specific point. I just said my piece. You then responded directly back to me via direct quote to discuss my preferences. Which means at that point it is now open season for me to discuss my arguments right back to you.These discussions are how I learn about past, current, and future designs. I find quite a bit of value in them and also pick up new ideas for my own home rules. I agree with you that folks who make personal insults against other posters and/or designers are not helpful. Telling people to just shut up because it happens is also not helpful. My advice to both is if they don't want to participate in good faith with the discussion, its best to just not participate at all.
If you didn't like my responses or you thought I was wrong... that's cool! You don't have to. But you can't just say "Well, if you can't participate in the discussion in good faith, you shouldn't participate" because you didn't like how I responded. You don't want to discuss things... don't pull someone into a discussion by quoting them. Simple as that. I mean, had you just let me original post go without comment, who knows if I would have responded again? Quite possibly not. Might've just said my piece and then the conversation continue on.