I'm not sure if I'd completely agree that NMA is a bitter place -- at least at this point. Back in the F3 days probably for sure, but I only started lurking a while after New Vegas was announced. But it is all too easy to read matter-of-fact tones, or just posts in general as being more negative than they're intended. There is a difference between bitter and just being negative. Maybe I'm just too used to seeing articulated criticism to interpret every comment as bitterness instead of being just plain criticism. Otherwise, not bad.