2K Club - QQ Super Nova
- Jun 11, 2014
- Reaction score
- Int Space Station
I understand exactly how you feel...due to health issues I made the overall decision to cut my internet time and focus on real life issues...but even if that hadn't happened I would have stopped posting on here on a regular basis...this is the best forum I have ever posted on...and it's due to Jon's "silent" leadership and the intellectual maturity of the members(most of them)..and very understanding moderators...but things started to change when AF started releasing the Quads and surround titles...at first it was like the proverbial honeymoon on here...everybody was happy...then unfortunately people started to become "greedy"...like an addict the more you give them the more they want and EXPECT...complaints about content..or this..or that surfaced...and suddenly a man(Marshall) that had bent over backwards to go against the grain(and most business models)to bring these timeless recordings out of the graveyard was being criticized...despite numerous explanations by Bmoura.. it fell on mostly deaf ears...that just started to wear on me...the final straw was the Fleetwood Mac releases and Sgt Peppers...to get those releases... at this point in time... was IMO close to a miracle...but when I returned after a few weeks after the Sgt Peppers release and saw some of the absurd comments about that release...that was the clincher for me...if you didn't like it..fine...but some of the complaints were just plain moronic...no other way to say it.....because if I would have been an active member I would have been in someone's face...and that's something I don't need in my life...this is supposed to be an enjoyable hobby...not some type of confrontation contest...To be brutally honest, I had chosen to stop coming over here altogether because of a few individuals who were taking away the fun out of coming here from me. Well, after I decided to use the extremely underrated ignore function, I'm actually enjoying this Quad haven even more.
Thanks always to Jon for being the generous stand up guy that he is and to Michael Dutton and his gang of merry Quad renegades for releasing all this crazy and beautiful music.
That's all from me right now. I believe i just got the goodbye look...
It's just the overall "entitlement" mindset that just saps all the joy out of these releases...and when you consider the reality of the situation.. it's mind blowing that some people can't appreciate these releases...it's gotten to the point where if it's not STEVEN WILSON quality and it's not cheap..and it's not a standalone or if it's not this or not that...then the moaning and groaning begins....it's not just a few anymore that have these entitlement issues...more and more seem to be heading in this direction...and some still won't face the fact that surround music is not a money maker...it's a TINY fraction of the disc market...and situations like AF and Dutton are rare.....the sad part is that these are... for the most part... great people on here...and when the music stops(releases stop)...they will realize how foolish they were to take all this for granted...
I hope you come back Simon...you are one of the good guys