We don't pay for access, we're just the ones who expend our own personal time to fix "other" people's problems for them. Ardunio works very much like Microsoft. The users do the majority of the debugging.
Of all the problems in the world I think that this forum's latest update is pretty minor for getting upset about. Give it time to settle out and if then still not up to your standards then just find another site that suits your requirements better. Lefty
@robtillaart @oric_dan The developer list is not the appropriate place to air grievances about the forum. It is is a technical discussion of ongoing development of the Arduino IDE and firmware.
My biggest issue recently is how widely diverse the product line has become with most of the boards and shields issued over the last year or so. The fragmentation of products is going to be a growing problem I fear.
do you have a current link for the Developers Forum? The link I had bookmarked is now broken, and I can't see one using google.http://arduino.cc/pipermail/developers_arduino.cc/