I try to separate out the criticisms. I can understand the frustration. Every person in treg felt the same thing until they got in and we haven't forgotten what it felt like.
And I accept that frustration leads to some unfair criticism. But I'm fine with that if it doesn't go too far or be constant harping on exaggerated criticisms.
So, pretty much all the comments about "here we go again" I think are understandable, even if I don't agree with all of the comments. That's a big difference to when we had folks constantly accusing them of lying, etc.
Personally, while I'd disagree with many of the criticisms here, I can't remember the last time I read one of the critical posts really crossing any line.
Which also means I don't see any reason for some people to have been demoted to new user or something. Certainly there were some before that deserved it, but not most of them, in my opinion.
Even someone who gets basic facts wrong doesn't necessarily deserve demotion. Now, if they go around constantly doing it, even after being corrected, that is different. But I haven't seen that happen like it used to.