Early on there were a lot of people that said I was crazy for trying to talk to the enthusiast community, but I persisted, the occasional idiot is something that everyone has to put up with from time to time. But the volume of hate messages that I received has unfortunately convinced me that I was wrong.
I was doing this on my own time, it was not part of my job. And because of that, I don't really feel compelled to take any more abuse.
angry internet whiners ruin everything. now no sane developer/whathaveyou is ever going to take their fans seriously anymore. we saw this in games like Sonic 4, WoW, and Battlefield 3. apparently it applies to bulldozer, too.