Well, I've gradually been losing interest in the toyark over the past few months. It's been a great resource for toy info and I wouldn't change that one bit. My big beef with what's been happening lately is really a derailment in certain threads, primarily with the Let's See Some Cool Stuff thread. This is by far the greatest thread this forum has ever seen. I mean, the cool stuff phenomenon has been going since, what, 2003? 2004? It's a great idea, but I think we need to return to the "roots" of Cool Stuff. When I say derailment, I don't mean in terms of conversation hijacking, but rather in the types of pics posted. By this I primarily mean cool photo effects (both natural and photoshopped) that make toys looks really cool, funny, and the like. It's a thread where special stuff should be posted. I'm talking about the kind of stuff alphie, Syd, tikgnat, (to name a few) and the like post (I'd throw myself in that list if I weren't so modest ). However, lately I've seen just regular pics, particularly of hauls, ordinary collection shoots, and pics that aren't really special in any way (and should be posted in threads like the hauls thread and such). Basically, I want to see cool stuff in Let's See Some Cool Stuff, rather than... well... ordinry and sometimes lame pics. I think this needs to be done in order for these threads to be special again, rather than a regular dumping ground for ordinary and non-spectacular pix. That being said, I'm not talking about a thread gestapo or really censorship. So even badly shot/photoshopped pics should be posted. We all have our humble beginnings and the Cool Stuff thread has been a huge resource to develop my photo taking and photoshopping skills to their current level. There's useful feedback so that everyone can produce even cooler stuff. But pics of hauls and such really, in my opinion, have no place there. All pics have a home, somewhere. This is why I haven't been posting much in this forum lately, particularly in my most loved thread of all. That's not to say that quality work isn't being done, but it's being suffocated by loads of stuff that doesn't need to be there. Let's See Some Cool Stuff!