I was an active member on BA about 7 or so years ago. I left primarily for health reasons. At the time, the snob factor of the craft community seemed to be at an all time high. A few examples - I remember people getting relentlessly flamed for daring to criticize sacred cow beers. - No price was too high to pay for beer, and you where flamed for saying so. -I attended a craft beer party organized via a BA forum, and literally got snubbed for not bringing "worthy" beers. -Endless chatter about beer hauls and advocating waiting in line for hours to get a whale, as if were the most normal thing in the world. I came back expecting more of the same, but was pleasantly surprised to see the intense fanboyism had diminished in the forums, and a few articles posted advocated socializing over ticking beers. I think this is a change for the better. Have you noticed a change over time to the culture?