Also, how is it my fault or that of anyone in particular for "keeping the discussion going for three pages"? As far as I can see people have responded to what I've said and I've responded in turn. I don't mind a little sporting to-and-fro in a forum debate and I've been doing it for years, but what has always puzzled me is the attitude that some people take toward me when I don't just lie down and agree with the majority viewpoint. I get all this "why must everyone agree with you" and "what makes you think you're so right" nonsense which to be honest looks a little out of place outside of the teen Facebook/MySpace environment.
If you don't see anything important or worthwhile in the discussion then don't read it and don't respond, it's as simple as that. Your post above, therefore, is your share of "keeping this thread going," something you seem to have a problem with me doing.
Oh geez, would you look at that - we're onto page 4 now. Look what you went and made me do.