BY ES STAFF: NEW OP FOR THE THREAD (with apologies to the original op, alaskins, for the intrusion---keeping his original below in the quote box)   per this reboot--the cat herding here was very problematic and rather than banning numerous members for the lack of staying on topic, we're going to do this to make it easier on moderating, even if at the cost of keeping the topic more focused (sorry to those actually able to regulate themselves)   so talk about spears and logos o