It's a subject that shouldn't be as polarizing as it is, but this isn't the place to discuss it. We're a LEGO site, and while we talk about the things that relate to it (like the sources, licenses, and the 80s glam rock beauty of a certain mod's hair), this isn't about any of that. If I had confidence that the whole discussion could stay even-headed and civil, I'd just move it to the BCS and let it live. But based on how it opened, I don't have that. Plus I hate the facepalm smiley.
If it's something you'd like to discuss I'd always suggest jumping into the piranha tank that we call chat. It's a lot more permissive than the site is for discussions... I just wouldn't expect to go in there and not end up hurt or offended.
You know, if I see links to Brickshelf, more often than not, the first thing I click is the "Back" button.