I would appreciate if the moderators return to their previous management behavior, where people were allowed to express themselves freely. XenForo has an amazing warning system. If you think an user creates trouble, just administer points and don't close the thread instead.
I know there will always be beligerant users, on any forum. But why not try to keep a balance of everything? Myself, I'm not an avid forum reader like many others. Even with my lack of reading time, I'm shocked to see how high the level of fanboysm is present on these forums. I can't even count how many times I saw ridiculous replies and direct attacks that added zero value to the thread and created animosity among users. D'ailleurs, this is probably the main reason why I don't post often.
I think the moderators should focus more on these users and "guide" them how to express themselves in public, as this is what is currently ruining this community.
I apologize if this post might sound offensive to some. I invite everyone to take a moment and reflect to the actual meaning of this thread, instead of judging a word and respond with an attack. After all, we all try to make this community work and be a pleasant environment for everyone.