I don't see any judging, I see people asking questions and reading the website posted by the OP (and maybe some assumptions). It is pretty clear that the OP is not giving all the information, giving conflicting info and when pressed they have disappeared...
I have seen people get jumped on for far less here. It just seems odd that certain people take the opposite view of the SAME people consistently. Everyone seems so polarized right now, is this the winter itch and all goes back to normal once the boats are launched?
If you mean that I take the opposite view of Dog consistently - I suppose I do that pretty often. I personally don't agree with things he says at times just as he (and you) don't agree with things I say at times. And that's fine. That's what a forum is all about. No harm.
As for the "consistently" part - as is pretty clear, Dog posts in a lot of threads. Nothing wrong with that at all (I do the same). It's just very easy to come across his posts when moving around SN. He states his opinions very firmly. I'll do the same...many times with a differing opinion. Others do likewise with theirs. Again, there's nothing wrong with any of this...as long as it's civil...which I think it has been for the most part.
As a forum is a place for ideas, opinions, discussion, etc. I'm not interested in keeping my mouth shut or playing along if I disagree with something. I wouldn't expect that of you, I wouldn't expect that of Dog, or anyone else. As long as there's no animosity - it's cool.
So, I agree/disagree/joke with Dog just like I do with you and everyone else around here. But, I have absolutely nothing against him personally - and have told him so many times. It's not polarized "sides"...just different viewpoints.
I sure hope the OP comes back someday and settles this. He has been around here since 2002 and seems to have a pretty impressive resume if his website is accurate. It would be fun to know the whole story.
Cheers Kroz...and Dog! Let's go sailing!