I have found that discussions over the last few months have shown a remarkable improvement in both tone and shared information. Sure, there are disagreements, as expected, especially when/if subjective observations are being discussed, but over-all these controversial threads are full of excellent information and insights with many different opinions from various levels of experience being shared. The fact that this is happening without a barrage of flame wars breaking out shows just how knowledgeable, mature and understanding the HTF community is. I'd say there are far more knowledgeable HTF members than there has ever been, as seen by the many recent threads with extremely well thought out discussions. A great deal of credit for that goes out to the countless members who go out of their way, and donate their time to share what they know or have read with the group. By doing this, it opens doors for these topics to be challenged, strengthened, and or modified. These group developed topics are often shared with others outside the forum, such that everyone benefits, not just those participating on the forum. I've noticed over the last few years a significant increase in the number of members who have become far more observant regarding the quality of films and DVD's and I think one of the main reasons for that is the wonderful group of reviewers on HTF. David immediately comes to mind, as someone who's in-depth reviews have clearly elevated the knowledge and awareness of his fellow members when it comes to understanding and recognizing even the smallest of details on DVD's. He often goes a step further by either explaining what might be the cause of a deficiency on a DVD, or opening it for discussion in order to try and discover the reason/cause of a deficiency. The more aware we as consumers become of even the smallest of details involved in the production of film and DVD’s, the more likely studios will respond by providing better products. Where perhaps Crawford sees complaints, I see observant individuals sharing their concerns. Others may very well disagree with them, and perhaps their concerns are unwarranted, but isn’t it great that they are free to bring it up for discussion so that perhaps it can be explained why their concern may indeed be unwarranted – rather than being unceremoniously labeled as trolls.