+1 re Ken Helwig and Ronald Dillon on posting Ryan's MLife comments in this thread.
As for merits (or lack of merits) on the substance of all the angst, when all's said and done, it's just a website for gosh sake -- not "Paradise Lost" yet to be "Regained" by some self-annointed White Knight waging a war of bashing some inflatable "Dragon" endlessly.
Wouldn't blame Ryan if he just said "to heck with it" and walked away for the summer.
For anyone who might take offense at my expressing a personal opinion, it's America isn't it? And opinions sure flow pretty freely here.
Plus, my opinion comes (free of charge) with my regrets at all the anger directed at the one guy who actually created BPL, and who has done more than anyone else to keep it going since starting it up.
Now it's all come down to this: for the price of a few evenings out on the town, there's a view that Ryan has condemned himself to a lifetime of endentured servitude.
With public whippings thrown in for good measure, too.
So he's bashed like a mega-monolithic corporation lacking any integrity or morals, out to shaft the "People" who bought a ticket to ride Ryan for life.
Sure seems like a waste of tautological vitriol when there are so many real "dragons" out there to slay.
Regardless, it does seem that "burning the village to save it" is the current state of complaints, and still as oxymoronic as ever.
"It's better to light one candle than curse the darkness" just might be a positive course that would promote a better future at/for BPL.
As they say, killing 'em with kindness catches more bees.