Oh, good... It's not just me...
PH does seem to be getting more toxic all the time. There are still aspects of it and people there that I enjoy. And so far, I've been able to just let the negative stuff just roll off my back.
I haven't even ventured into the Hot Spot for quite some time!
I'm looking to get back into brewing in 2019, so maybe I'll spend more time in here.
Good; the more people who brew or, in your case, get back into brewing, the better for the beer forum, IMO.
I've been brewing for 17+ years, and I'd say that the information that's been the most helpful in my brewing, I've picked up here. Things like water chemistry, Martin's Bru'n water spreadsheet, etc. Finally getting my brewing water treatment under control was a quantum leap in improving my beer, thanks to this place.
And maybe, just maybe, Chils will stop in sometime, even if just to say hello.
One can hope.