Not so much thin air as personal observation: there are approx. 50 users
who on a continuous basis write here at a2k. A number of regular users
have vanished, and new users are scars.
You know, this thread came into being because you just asserted that "a great majority" of the users here dislike the new site and "90%" find it difficult to handle. I said, huh, those sound like numbers you pulled from thin air, I have a very different impression, but the only way to check is do a head count. Right?
OK, so sensibly enough, you did start a head count. And what turns out to be? There is no "great majority" feeling like you. I was wrong too, it seems, thinking it was a minority. In reality, as far as this very small, non-random sample of posters here can tell, likers and dislikers are balanced pretty evenly.
Now what would the take-away from that be? I would say: dont just make blanket statements about how many posters there are doing or thinking what, if right in this thread your last personal assessment about such matters turned out to be wildly off. Realise that we are all victim of our own projections, and that maybe it's wiser not to make strong assertions about the numbers involved on the basis of nothing but your personal impressions, coloured by your own feelings as they are.
Not the lesson you took from it, apparently. Just "50 users who on a continuous basis write here at a2k"? Man, I think I can list about 40 regular posters on the politics threads alone.