How is there a Big Brother attitude? There's a whole forum dedicated to people being able to talk, discuss and bitch about whatever they want; you just can't hijack a thread about, say, tire choices, with any rantings and ravings about whatever ax you have to grind at that particular moment. That seems like the perfect balance to me. I've been on ADV Rider, and frankly, I'm glad this isn't a forum where the discussion of something like places to camp on BLM land turns into an anti-government screed that would give Cliven Bundy an erection.
I don't even own a V-Strom any more, but I keep coming here because it's one of the few motorcycle forums that maintains some sort of standards, and yet allows enough leeway for those that want it to howl at the moon as much as they want.
"No matter where you go, there you are."