I thought I'd include this quote that appeared on another forum, since it has some scathing things to say that I basically agree with:
But that is not really the most annoying part. The annoying part is that "they" always try to sell you Forth as a cult, a philosophy, a religion. If you read the 30 year old publications of the FIG or old books about Forth, and there isn't much new material available, it is always about "everyone else does it wrong, tomorrow Forth will concur the world, go with the program or you will be extinct". I didn't like that then, I don't like it today. Imminent world domination since decades ... And it always comes with stupid stuff like "tho shall have no real editor", "tho shall have no real file system" "tho shall not use variables".