DLP was always viewed back then as a bunch of assholes. The reality was that it was a bunch of assholes. Assholes willing to be honest and not just write suck-yo-dick reviews. I'm not going to pretend we weren't all young and dumb back then, because we were, but I think from the start this forum wanted to enjoy quality fiction and wouldn't suffer shortcuts. Tastes and quality evolved, of course, but the core tenet of this forum has never changed. Write gooder-er.