Ok, everyone. I accept your criticism. Here's what I'll do.
From now on, I will not post any promotional items about my company in this forum.
And, I will try not to be such a "know-it-all". A personal flaw, I admit.
I will continue to follow the threads and post my thoughts from time to time.
As for the direction of the forum, let's keep in mind that this is a public forum and has a life of its own. I've been with the forum for over 7 years and have seen it go through good times and bad.
Maybe someone would like to start a new thread (this one's gone way off-topic) on the subject on "The direction of the forum".