I cannot sit by while these guys are getting kicked in the sack without having a say.
SA is often wrong, juvenile, salacious, etc. but it is so much better than the squeaky-clean boat review pandering mags and sites. The egos can get out-of-hand, the arguments can be hypocritical and the owner's consumption can be conspicuous.
Scot has been a contributor of swag to a start up regatta that I run for several years in a row. When I ask for a contribution, his reply has always been "Of course!" He doesn't know me from a dented toe rail.
I joined SAYC and got exactly what I bargained for; the faded burgee flies as I type on the boat.
I have been the giver and the recipient of advice, surplus gear and even money in friendly transaction with former strangers met here.
Warts and all, SA rocks!