I starting reading the forums years ago, left it, and now that I've come back it seems like most of the posts in the most frequented sections are completely newbie oriented or are people trying to push product through 'thanking' tactics.
What I mean by thanking tactics is creating multiple accounts to thank another account to build credibility. Not that I blame them, that is really no different than a lot of SEO or social networking tactics out there, but it's pretty obvious and stupid looking at the forum level.
I'm not trying to be insulting to the forum moderators or anything, this place is crazy popular now so it has to be tough keeping up with every user, but in terms of quality information it seems to have taken a step back or two.
I imagine this post won't win me any popularity contests, but I felt compelled to say it.