Out of the last four or so years that I have been paying attention to this board, it has really changed a lot. When I first got on here, there was a lot more consideration of what was going to be said in a thread or post. Now people will create a thread about something that is obviously not a single answer problem, and then ask which side is the best. (Drag obsession thread) I was obviously a part of that thread, and I regret ever posting on the subject, because it demonstrated the sheer ignorance of fly fisherman towards other fly fisherman. I dont really care if you use a $700 sage rod and a $600 tibor reel, or if you use a $10 crystal river rod and a $10 reel, you are still a fly fisherman. But if someone asks me what I THINK is the best, then I will tell you what I like to use and why I like to use it. If you think otherwise, so what? That is your opinion and belief just as my opinion is mine. I cant change your opinion, and I dont want to, but if someone critisizes me for something that is entirely my opinion than I have a problem. I dont critisize anybody here on their opinions, although I will tell them why I do it different, but I am not insecure enough to rip on people on an internet forum. I wrote this because I hate to see so many poeple getting the wrong glimpse of the culture, obviously these threads have nothing to do with fly fishing, they have to do with people not realizing that the subject of fly fishing is entirely subjective. For the sake of the forum itself and the fly fishing community at large, dont make threads or posts that will rawl up people about things that are based on ones own personal beliefs, because that really steers people away from joining the fly fishing community, let alone our online community.