Jim, thank you for letting the Prepar3d run the course that it did. It was one of the best discussions I've ever read on the forums with a lot of points of view being expressed. This, in my opinion, is the very best that these forums can produce. I'm sorry if I got a little edgy in that "stupefied" post, I think I might have been pushing the boundaries of civility there and I didn't mean to do that.
But since I haven't yet been called up in front of a firing squad, I'm just going to offer another thought or two and, Nels, I assume you are listening.
These are discussion forums. Their purpose is discussion. When a thread gets locked, discussion is cut off. Frequently that is for the best. But I think a little bit goes a long way.
Clearly (in my opinion at least), there is a gigantic amount of interest in P 3-D, whether it is worth a damn or not is another question. But I think that question needs to be explored. P 3-D, not the Microsoft arcade game alternative, is the topic of the moment and if you won't let the membership have a forum in which to discuss it freely, a lot of people are going to want to know why for a long time.
So I urge you, let there be a forum at least for a while. Put it up for three months and if there isn't a great amount of interest, fine, take it back down. Thanks for your consideration.