always looked for senior members in those too-long threads to see if there was any real thought put in to things, or if it was just a rant fest devolving into a flame war.
it would be great if a senior member could post a summary about the thread in threads longer than N messages somewhere along the way - ideally near the end.
I really like reading the opinions of senior members. Even when they disagree.
Most other "opinion" is a waste of time.