With the closure of the "5.4" discussion thread I think we lost something that I viewed as a place of growing importance - A place to dump all of our "off-topic" and more "colorful" mage discussion. There are people here who have seriously strong opinions and want to make them heard. I'd prefer this to be in a FFA thread rather than a real discussion thread. Instead of every thread that is attempting serious discussion ( like the IV thread(s), which is (are) boss-status <3 ) getting derailed or having the discussion diluted. It went up and down, sometimes having some decent discussions, sometimes just being a ground for people to argue about things until they are blue in the face. But it was kinda nice to be able to choose what kind of mage talk I wanted to expose myself to.
I think as long as those types of things just aren't inside of a "5.4 discussion" thread there isn't a problem.