Mike: The Audiogon discussion forums have changed. Several members seem to think that their opinions are fact - in a very bloviating way. Their posts are as fatiguing a noisy tweeter.
there is just so much noise here now as you mention, as well as ultra aggressive dealers and the gear focus overall is much more down market than it had been. not a bad thing objectively as those products have value to many, but anything a bit up-scale gets run though the coals. the price gets in the way of meaningful consideration on merits.
some of that is reasonable, but other forums are able to keep dialog on point regarding musical issues so the entertainment value to me is not drowned out. i prefer to go to audio forums to escape all that stuff, not be hit in the nose with it.
on this thread i’d like to read about other alternative speakers to these big Wilson’s, not just continual shots that it exists. sigh.