Hey @diffuse371, if we talking about the same group, then I’m a member of Sensible Synthesis too. I know there have been a few discussions over the years, and I’ve also seen first hand where there has been a lot of misunderstandings. I’ve had situations where I’ve known two people very well in person, and they’ve completly misunderstood each other on Facebook. When I’ve finally been able to introduce them in person, they’ve very quickly realised their mistake.
The one thing I would say about the new group is the incredible diversity, just looking down the list of members there really solid representation and it’s pretty much all down to Ross Lamond. I don’t know him that well, but I’ve spoken to him on the phone quite a few times and had the pleasure of sitting across from him during a meal after this year’s synth fest. He is one of the most amazing, down to earth people I have met. He is a stay at home Dad, so his wife can have a career. He’s bought up his kids and in what very little spare time he has built up quite a unique little black book of clients who have bought his cases.
Personally I was just about to quit facebook as I think it brings out the worse in everybody. I think the format, the algorithms, whatever, are just completely and utterly broken. I still see good friends misunderstanding each other which only gets sorted out when they meet. I’m gonna to stick around to see where the group goes, but I’m sure this forum will still be around what ever happens