op: i agree too much trollage on these boards. I disagree that the behavior is on the rise. it seems fairly constant.
In PBNs defense: it is entertaining to watch the kids bash each other.
however a quick peak at google trends for the phrase paintball fields shows an interesting tid bit
January 2013 = 10% of peak interest in paintball fields
worldwide since March 2004- and an all time low for the past 9 years.
point: folks are loosing interest. perhaps the behavior OP describes is part of the problem.