>he's getting at the tendency to have no patience for those who
>started out where we were once.
Of course I don't see it that way. I see some recent fire concentrated on a particular target - not because of inexperience or point of view so much as a deliberately offensive "why should I give a fuck about other people?" provocation. If I thought someone was being attacked just because of inexperience, I'd don my moderator's cap and initiate some discipline!