I'd consider this to be a more productive and intelligent thread than 99% of the bull**** that is posted in Small Talk. I'm not too pleased about it being closed. There was absolutely no flaming and it stayed on topic for the most part.
I'd really like a mod to review this and delete any posts that may be deemed offensive, but this is a very good discussion and ST needs a mature thread every once in a while. I'd really like it re-opened. Thanks.