Just thinking aloud here..
Historically, Red has always listened to the people. I say that is one of his greatest qualities, honestly. It certainly isn't his video making skills!
But, this is a very sensitive situation and it's very easy for dozens of people to walk away with a very bad taste and reputation when discussions like this take place. Be wise with your words.
Proverbs 21:23 comes to mind:
"Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity."
Don't act rash in these situations and if you feel yourself getting heated over this, take a little break. At the end of the day, we're all here for the brotherhood we have created and our love for innovation. Yes, it is frustrating to see no vendors here for me. I agree there should be a vendor and maybe even a sponsor forum here. I am a member of several forums that have both of those and it doesn't have to be who is the best. Just promote what you make, say the features it has, and not express why it is better than this or that.
This place used to be so special. Sadly, it isn't that anymore, but, it is my main forum by far. I enjoy the friendships, knowledge, experience, etc of this place. No, I don't know the answer, but this is a thread that could very easily head south.
This isn't that important in the grand scheme of life.