One more thing for you to consider, Dana. I'm not actually ashamed of anything I said. I simply felt that it was unfair for them to change the status of my comments and those of other people who gave reputation after the fact of them being made, and I think heart has explained it better than I could have. In fact, I revealed whom I gave negative reputation to before they changed it, and continued to argue against leaving the old comments in place, on the principle of the thing. I had a real issue with it.
Now, do I feel my comments were correct and appropriate for the posts I gave them to? Yes. Would I have said them if I had known they would impact how the other person perceived me on a personal level? Probably not. Honestly, if most of the people I interact with knew all of what I thought of them, I'd probably be dead (or at least very isolated and despised).
I'd really prefer not to get into all this again, we went all through it, I almost left over it (and would have if two good friends of mine on here hadn't asked me to stay), and just thinking about it makes my blood boil.