I'm with major and glitter and others. When denny announced this place opening up, he did warn that if anything, the moderation would be stricter than at the "old" forum. Makes for a nice place. You take offense to that? No worries mate, no one pulled a gun on you and insisted you participate. If you feel the Interwebs are lacking in forums catering to homebrewers that are unmoderated, it's not very hard or expensive to start one up, and then you can post whatever your heart desires, pending the laws of your state/country and the service agreement with your hosting provider. If, in fact, the imagined silent majority resents what you consider to be oppressive, freedom-raping moderation, they will of course follow you to the idyllic, free-speech utopia you have created and everyone will be happy. Otherwise, if you're not happy with the balance the moderators have struck, complaining about it will neither change the situation nor make you any more content.
I tip my hat to the moderators for the general atmosphere of the place. I remember the NB forum in the days before politics was banned there and the place became much friendlier and more hospitable post-ban. Cheers!
And loopy, I know the feeling of fading out of forums. Another forum I visited frequently over the years, I slowly drifted out of...the hobby was something I do once a year now it seems, and it failed to grip. It was a bit sad though in retrospect...I knew some of those guys like close friends. Good luck, vaya con dios and all that. Stop by from time to time to show us what your cooking at least, if not brewing!
EDIT: just saw Denny's note...this was not meant to heighten any tension, I hope it does not read that way! I really mean it as a best wishes, all around...even to those discontent with the rules.