Nazz, I'm very glad you've joined Elisetalk and I'm sure that the place is better for you being here.
Your explanations of much of what went on I totally empathise with, Lotus and forthcoming information are strangers to one another! Nobody here will deny that!!!!
I don't believe I ever attacked you personally so feel that when I stand at the pearly gates I'm cool with St Peter.
I will however make an observation; one which I offer only to help you fit right in here and us all be one happy family.
You note that many people on the board(s) are Dr's, lawyers, executives e.g. intelligent articulate people. Such people expect articulate, well considered and balanced responses to reasonable (and even unreasonable) questions. So far on this board you have written posts that fit this mold perfectly. They are of appropriate length, are informative, and good natured.
A summary of your posts on the 'old board' might be:
"no" , "never" "read the other thread", "you're wrong", "I'm right", "no", "no', "no" - in many cases a thinly veiled "you're just stupid".
I'm afraid busy though you may have been those kind of responses (given your evident 'official status and hence position of considerable corporate reponsibility) were simply not appropriate and in some cases were just plain rude. I do run a company and I'd not tolerate that from one of my employees or suppliers. A little sarcasm or irony... fine, but make it clever.
One has to adjust ones style to suit the audience and this audience is very sophisticated. Also tolerance, because newbies will ask dumb questions... we just have to help them, along - elitism is far worse than naivety.
I for one will take a fairly dim view of this board is if turns into some kind of monosyllabic, Nintendo hack swapping, 14yearolds hangout.
Bring content... not attitude.
On that basis I (and clearly many others) will be very welcoming of you.