Even though I wasn't specifically targeted in the heated threads I understand how some would have reacted as you did. It's not easy reading something directed at one's friends or one's self and not say anything. It's all too easy to get caught up and answer back in a negative way for many different reasons.
I'm happy to see that after the dust settles and the heated posts are over that some can come back to their senses and be a bigger person. I tip my hat to you.
Keeper of 5 snakes, leopard geckos, 1 green iguana, 20+ tarantulas, 2 dogs & a bunch of rats!