I don't get all the hatefulness, why not just leave this forum in peace?
Let the remaining mods and users rebuild this into a succesful board, it can be done with time.
The ads never bothered me. The modding neither. It was the instability of the website in recent months that made me leave. But that can be fixed. The departure of the more hardcore users is unfortunate but there will be new ones for sure.
Anyway, if I owned a bakery and a rivalling baker tried to sell his bread in my shop I would be pissed too, so the current mods are in the right imho.
Just my 2 cents, I'm off to the other forum!