I agree totally, I have just read with interest, OK laughter, his advice, it seems apparent that the people who are asking the questions didn't read the mag fully. My son does and then passes it to me so I can read the historical stuff. I'll follow the site as the chaos develops, no moderation whatsoever. Its turning into a free advert for German supplied r/c gear, still cheep advertising, but what happens when things go pear shape might turn out interesting.
As you say the online build has come to a halt, if you compaire this site with the .com site it is like chalk and cheese. the .com is relativly quiet with questions that are relativly sensible. I agree the site started off well but has turned into how to install three motors and ignore the instructions.
Might be intersting how this develops, the German guy said in one of his posts he fell out with some continential forums, I wonder what the story there is.
How many will last the course remains to be seen. There seems to be confusion which way to go newsagent or subscription, both has its faults. There are a fair amount of people on that site which seem to be in a rush, I thought this was a relaxing hobby.
I am interested how it all is unfolding, more questions than answers. that site has more twists than a ride at Alton Towers.