Among other things, OrangeAppled hadn't posted in this thread since about page 6, so I find I'm wondering why that got characterized as "incessant whining." We all have threads and interaction styles that we prefer. I think it's fine for someone to point out a thread they like better if they think it better addresses the topic.
While I think it's fine for you to point out that you see a lot of good content in this thread (I see some good stuff in here, too), I find the tone above to be pretty emotionally colored and hostile. Note that I think you have every right to disagree with someone else's assessment on something.
If it's helpful I'm willing to be more specific about why I think the word choice in part of the above is a little extreme. I think most people in this thread have gone out of their way to not take offense at colorful phrasing, word choice and opinions (including in the OP). Seems like that should be a two way street when reacting to other people's posts, too.
I hope you don't take this as offensive or over-sensitive, because I'm really not trying to be. Still, I think that a certain minimal level of restraint should be shown in our responses to each other, even when we disagree.