The original wave has passed; largely, all who remain are zealots and newbies. The has created a constant battle between the zealots, who actively and fluidly, with the turnover, recruit new members as rapidly as possible to make their opinions heard the loudest. Most of the sane, level-headed folks join, post about 20 times, and get out. Go check out our member list. Just scroll down and count the posts of people. Plenty of spammers in there, but largely it's people who come for help, find the battles too silly to participate in, and leave.
I am starting to get a little irritated at overall state of mind in this forum. There is quite a bit of static, mindless extremism that we make fun of the "sheeple" in our country for. For example, I used to like the thread "Funny CW moments" because people would talk about how their coworkers freak out over their huge ribeye salad for lunch or drinking coffee with pure cream. But now it's like "hehe hoho, I saw someone purchasing fruit at the grocery store and felt sorry for them" or "there is no fat in this generic brand of yogurt that I would have bought if it contained fat, and I refuse to buy it and add my own fat." REALLY.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.