I am having trouble signing up, my original password does not work,
The administrator sent an email to the registered address of each account with a generic password. That is needed to log-in, then you can change the password to something more to your liking... like what you had before the change in software.
I consider that a degradation, not an improvement.
So now more heated discussion will appear concerning aesthetic matters about which there can be no right or wrong. Neutral at best, certainly not an improvement.
there are those that prefer and iron fist running their forums and those who are quite happy with a velvet glove.
There has never been a shortage of vigorous but generally well mannered debate on aesthetics on the LF - I don't see that this will change that.
Same for a FS section - not quite sure why it would be negative. It's a much more logical solution than trying to police a "no commercial posts" rule. In addition it will no doubt turn out an excellent spot to find good LF gear....