I CAN get used to the technical changes (eventually)...... I CAN'T get used to the amazingly swift LOSS of the feeling of OUR community...Somehow, we are now, and instantaneously "just another cloned motorcycle group" instead of "the BEST motorcycle group on the 'net....All forums are going to this setup, it seems.
So, get used to it, or else.
I prefer the "get used to it".....these sites are great, have lots of knowledge, and has helped in ways that are far more than words can explain.
So, if old timers are offended, it shouldn't be the first time, right.......??????
Love these sites and, would hate to see them go away.
Whatever the knowledge that has already been imparted will remain, but the site now "feels" as if it has now become simply a library where that information is stored (which is all well and good), whereas it USED to "feel" like a high-school shop class where you could interact one on one with the teacher who would show and guide you as well as explain how to accomplish your particular individual project goals.....
So when (and it will occur) we "old-timers" become offended and abandon this site, you will be left with the school-book, but no teachers to explain the chapters or paragraphs you don't quite understand.....The knowledge will still be there, but the comprehension/understanding of how to use that information may have vanished along with those offended members.......
No, it isn't the first time we have been offended, but we CAN make sure it's the last time we are offended HERE....