Thanks Shareone and 51hh for your candid feedback. I'm sure our recent comment problems didn't help any. We do have plans for a discussion board to replace this thread. Let us know what features you would like to see.
Also, I'm trying to post more with more variety via our Notices section. I don't have time for full posts on all topics and deals, so I try to at least write short posts in our Notices section with links where you can find more details. I'll continue to do full blog posts on the best topics and deals. If you have any suggestions about this, please leave a comment.