Staff note We are monitoring the trends and behaviors in this thread. As long as folks stay on-topic and respectful, we will leave the thread open. We have had to remove some offensive posts recently and we have dealt with the offenders as they have come up. rdale is correct - if you see a post you find particularly egregious (not just a matter of disagreement, but something tactless, highly offensive, classless etc.) report the post and we will deal with it. This thread has been 98% appropriate so far, so thank you to everyone who is contributing.