I find this whole thread quite disappointing. I am a relative newcomer to photography and I have found the likes of Monobod, Zou, Johngass et al very helpful in the Pentax room. I feel however that it is not evryone's right to express their own aopinion without somekind of backlash (it seems..). I see Gnabgnab has been banned. I, in truth have fpound moderators as helpful as everyone else on the whole but find comments such as these... sarcastic and less than helpful, as I have previously been subject to this type of response when asking for help in the help room, by the same Lounge Lizard How is one supposed to improve as a photogrpaher if there is this type of attitude, from a Moderator who I would have thought shoud be setting an example. It doesn't encourage me to ask for help or express an opinion, whereas the likes of Monobod have helped me on several occasions. All very disappointing.