It's safe to say that you're not alone in that. I can appreciate the point you're trying to make, and have myself taken half a step back as it became obvious that repeating or clarifying questions doesn't increase the likelihood of their being answered. But I can't agree with your summary: It's stretching things to say that this "started out as a reasonable conversation". KVS initiated the thread to promote his product. Questions were raised, questions were avoided and "clever" responses were given in place of answers. The questions became more critical. Facts were posted that made it quite clear that KVS was not being completely truthful. And somewhere along the way one of KVS's supporters jumped in and started throwing barbs at anyone he judged to be an enemy. This is too kind to KVS. He doesn't just need to be "more transparent" about where and how his program gathers data, he needs to tell the truth. As for KVS and others having "offered their takes": not really. Difficult questions have been dodged and anyone presenting uncomfortable facts has been accused of having a hidden agenda, or worse. Anyone using the KVS program for certain kinds of search is potentially exposing themselves to a risk of litigation or prosecution. I don't want to exaggerate that risk, but it's greater than zero. KVS shouldn't be allowed to market the program as if it were a legitimate tool.