"But I find this thread so irritating and infuriating. "
Me too. JSS, I respect you a lot (real mooghead coming out here!), your knowledge and insight far outweighs any of the other 'fans' here who create websites to tell us what we can all hear, and people fawn over them like they are some sort of demi god.
But I am starting to think that opening this can of worms was a mistake. It DOES sound like sour grapes, just as much as DRF released stuff to court popularity - which is a bit pathetic.
Who is the better person and who is worse? I really don't know. Trust has been broken/other people's property is being touted as if it has been created by the person who holds a physical object in their hand.
Much as I am uncomfortable saying this, I reckon JSS actually comes out of this worse. You may well be sitting on a pile of tape the world would give its right bollock to hear/I may be well off the mark BUT what is the alternative? Take it to the grave with you? Get it all out there.. bring an end to this once and for all.
Or keep it.
No one has lost and no one has won.
No one cares.