Rocker, I think the above, is probably the critical issue here.It's just like television. If you don't like it, turn the damn station. Also, for the idiot who said I'm on thin ice, your childish threat is truly boorish. I understand your stance 100% and you are 100% wrong.
Although I admit, that some people would prefer a take all comers approach. I for one, prefer leaving the Homeowners, DIYers out. Mainly because it would turn into something resembling TV. Flipping the channel will not work here, these people will spam all across the forum, looking to get their questions answered.
Ever notice, when your flipping thru the tv stations, almost every station is the same... 200 stations, nothing really on? When I flip through the stations, I see; movies with guns, commercials, young girls, commercials, young girls with guns, commercials, news about young girls and guns, then more commercials. (substitute sex and violence, if you want). Personally I like sex and violence, but occasionally I'd like to see something else.
I'm afraid, if they let the homeowners and "how to" questions come into play here., It would take over much of the site. We could spend our evenings, giving free advice to homeowners. While they can tell us, how much smarter and better their way is anyhow. Others will be asking "how much" questions, which won't get answered, because no true contractor is going to waste his time with that.
I'm not trying to put DIYers and Homeowneres down. But, after spending a day dealing with these people, not to mention friends and family, who I have to play this game with, the last thing I want to do is give away more free advice. Ecspecially, when I come on here, looking to get support from other contractors (peers).