I agree, I don't know why some people are jumping ship. However, just because some people with huge post counts are leaving, doesn't mean the forum will die.
It's interesting to see what makes people draw a line in the sand. This sorta reminds me about when facebook first added the "newsfeed" feature, and people formed protest groups like it was the civil rights movement.
I guess it's twistor and fermiboy's right to make their stand on this issue, but I don't really see why. But hey, that's them.
I'd also like to make a stand on behalf of the "PC" issue in this forum. Some people probably would put me in that category for my little confrontation with quiz and grae about quiz's racially tinged post. I didn't respond the way I did out of political correctness. I responded because I was personally offended, and I did it in what I thought was the subtlest and most non-confrontational way I could. Fortunately, I was dealing with two level-headed people, and we worked it out, and I would like to think that all sides chalked it up as a misunderstanding with no hard feelings.
Similarly, I don't think 400nm would've said anything if she hadn't felt personally offended. Unfortunately, RG's various responses didn't sit too well with her, and simply exacerbated the problem.
Anyway, since fermiboy made this post off-topic on purpose, maybe we could derail his post by making it a post of the people who are not going to jump ship. Count my in on that one.