Not that it makes any Quacks, as I haven't been an avid poster here in ages, but I honestly think the original idea would greatly enhance the experience of frequent users. There are some negative points that have been brought up, most of which stem back to cliques and hurt feelings, while understandable are pretty much a shrug of the shoulder...
A shrug of the shoulder by who though? n00bs to Bonnaroo who just discovered this forum? Those frequent posters on here who've been around for years? Are you saying the new comer should have thicker skin and try to make friends with the folks who have 5000+ posts under their belt in order to be invited to the exclusive threads?
I think the original idea that Juggs presented is awful. I do like the way it's evolved though, but I'm torn on this one. On the one hand it could validate the posters who show up and say inforoo is a big clique, on the other hand it could provide respite to the afflicted.
Juggs why can't you just read the first few words of someone's post and scroll past it? Like quack that guy.