Didn't think this would keep escalating. I thought the only issue people had was the 56 threads started in less than 3 months. If that is the problem for some, I think just starting a single thread that is constantly running and is just a place you ask questions might be a compromise. Thoughts?
Outside of that I haven't paid a lot of attention so I'm not clued in on what the issues are. You seem like a very curious person that likes to pose random questions. I think chat or PM might be the best methods for a lot of the material. I will say that the "air out your grievances" line followed by several "close it up" comments makes the entire premise of the thread seem disingenuous. You asked for feedback and are getting it.
Put a moratorium on threads for a few months, sit back and post, maybe hit up chat or vherf like you mentioned and see if this is a place you want to be. Not everyone is here to pile on and guys like Jason are being very supportive. Don't take that for granted. On the flip side, not everyone here is a great guy to interact with. Some people are piranhas and just pile on when they feel others have done it. That's life. Like many have said, the ignore feature is everyone's friend.
Hope everything gets figured out, I wish you luck.