JM Photos wrote in post #17319851
If you are coming here for the first time since the update, you need to visit the threads here: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?p=17308548
and educate yourself before making quick judgements. Don't be so hard on someone who spent the last 5 years building this update. The improvement and added features blows the old vBulletin style out of the water.
I've been here almost the whole time since the update, provided some feedback, and received replies in most cases. I'll say that AMASS has slightly grown on me (I mean, I'm still here), but I'm not going out to any of my friends about it. Heck, it was a local friend who introduced me to the site and I haven't bothered to ask if he's seen it yet.
You can spend the next 10 years trying to become a plastic surgeon, you may even do some work, but the chances of it looking good... not so much. The amount of time spent doing something is irrelevant if it's no good. If my wife got a boob job and it looked like crap, do you think I would care about the number of years it took the surgeon to get his degree and to be able to practice? Pfftt!! Similarly, this was an elective procedure. I get it, some people like it. I also get that some people don't. So, for those who don't... I'd guess that they really don't care how much time was spent, because they see a product that they do not like. They don't care if it took 5 months or 5 years - to them, maybe it should have waited another 5 years.
You say that the improvement (arguable) and added features blow the vBulletin style out of the water. I'll disagree on both accounts, because the features and style are completely separate to me. If I separate them, I'll say that I still prefer the vBulletin style (colors, font, design) better than the current AMASS - even though AMASS does appear more modern. Now, the features of AMASS... better to who? Does the 179MPH top track speed of a Porsche 911 benefit someone who lives and only drives on rural dirt roads? If I don't use any of the new features AMASS provides, they simply add no value to me. There will be someone who can/will argue about style, features, and improvements because they are subjective. The only thing I can say for certain is that AMASS is different