I think we should not take this place too seriously. It is the internet after all. All of us are hiding behind secret identities. lol Except for those of us with YouTube channels. lol With that said, physical threats are a different story and should not be tolerated.
I have mixed feelings. I think that negativity for the sake of being negative drives takes away from the quality of posts. But I also think that calling out, and getting called out is fair play. If someone tells me that I suck, I want to know why, so I can fix it or simply get better.
Cliff has had a lot to say about Brock, we all know that. I get along with Cliff (and everyone else), and guess what, I still bought items from Brock this year. On multiple occasions. And I will definitely buy more in the future. So, Brock's sales are certainly not hurting. lol Add to that, I know I'll be getting my hands on an H2R next year for a dyno run against my bike, and I'll probably dyno it "wrong" (per cliff) and get cussed out by Cliff for it. But that's what keeps us sharp. Truth be told, I learned more from the fighting threads on this forum than the peaceful ones. In life, competition (antagonism) improves the brand and it's respective qualities. That's why we fight on the race track. It's a battle each and every weekend. It isn't to play nice. Through those fights we get great tires, electronics, and super stable chassis all through the development with the aim of kicking the other guy's ass.
I recently took a course on Biases, and similar to how right handed people don't notice that the entire world is biased towards right-handers, I think it's nice to get a left-handed perspective. The last thing we need to be are a bunch of sheep, ego strokers, and "Yes Men".
I really believe in my heart that if we were all pitted after a track day, we'd be downing beers at the end of the day, talking trash, bar-b-que-ing steaks, and having a good time. ......Scheming how we can pull Cliff's drawers over his head.
I guess what I'm trying to say is.................
Brock, we all know you've done more for the motorcycle industry than most can ever fathom. .....with an optimistic dyno of course hahahahahahahahaha
But you definitely are the man!
.....and Cliff is adopted.