Overall I am quite happy with how the forum is currently functioning; I have no complaints.
I did see some issues in the thread that I would like to put my .02 into though.
I understand that there are a lot of Linux users, and AMD folks on this forum. This can be both a strength and a weakness as far as recommending hardware.
Some will go out of their way to recommend hardware that is best for the given use case, others will recommend what they like, for no other reason than that is what they like. While I do see recommending hardware, based upon preference, to someone that doesnt know any better a disservice, I think it is the responsibility of the OP to sort out the noise.
Said another way, I dont use forum advice as a substitute for learning about the topic at hand and doing my own research. It is always important to keep forum posts in perspective; posts are people’s opinions, and should be taken as such. While they may be valuable, they should be taken as a single piece of information in the reaearch process.
All of that said, and taken in the manner described, I have always felt very confident in the information I have gathered on this forum.
There are a lot of IT pros and folks that know more about their topics of interest than most other places I have come across. This is a strength, not a weakness.