That said I do not want this blog to become an extension of any flame wars taking place on the official POP forums (or other). This is a one time thing - I'm letting everything through in order to get it all out into the open, but if the bickering and subtle personal attacks continue, they'll sit unposted.
That said this whole experience (read through the comments of this post to get caught up) has inspired me to write my next blog post on the whole subject of 'availability to the community'. I think it is a very interesting subject and one I think could spark some interesting debate.
This post will contain some apologies (because in retrospect I can admit I did some things wrong in terms of my presence on POP) and some steadfast stubbornness (because while it could have been better, we had very good reasons for the type of presence we - the developers - had). Hopefully it will encourage structured debate from the POP fans/haters and others alike.
Hope to have it up in the next few days.