Joe One the reasons why the disadvantages of discussing things anonymously online outweigh the advantages is because some people with lots time on their hands just register there to be contrary and drive you off. And in the long term they succeed.
That is definitely true in general, but I don't think it applies to this case. I've been interacting with @vagfilm since day 1 of this forum (and a few years before on the other forum, assuming it's the same person, which as far as I can tell is the case), and he
- does not have lots of time on his hands, but being passionate about piano and music he is willing to share with others what he knows and does (he has written some quite useful software and gave it away for free)
- he's not contrary or try to drive people off, actually he's quite open to hear other people's opinions
- Like everybody, he does have his own opinions, and on some I agree with him and others I don't, but that's normal life.
Perhaps you read something in between the lines of what he wrote that drove you off? As far as I can tell none of us saw that. Not saying such a thing isn't there, just that we haven't seen it. And having been in similar incidents in the past myself (as the poster who wrote "nasty" things), I can tell that sometimes the written words convey a different meaning that intended. So if you care about the relationship with this person (which I think you should, but it's your choice), I suggest that you talk to each other and clarify the misunderstanding (*). If you don't, well, I'm sorry to hear, but just move on.
Now, back to the topic that stirred this argument, I think it's a very interesting one, which as I wrote earlier I don't know much about. I appreciate hearing both sides, perhaps make some tests and critical listening (and I will need them to decide the sound engine for my DIY hybrid) and make my own opinion on the topic. As such, I'd love if we can go back on topic.
(*): If it's helpful, I am sure we can find a forum member to be a mediator -- I can be the one, but as I wrote I am closer to @vagfilm than I am to @Joe so I might not be right person (however I have to say that I do follow @Joe 's posts and I do like what you have to say, so I believe that, if called, I can be impartial)