Some of those looks are mine because I don't remember having seen the thread before, so I look and then say, "Oh, THAT one!"
A couple of months ago I posted that I was somewhat upset about unschooling vs curriculum, but I feel much better (*not* torn) now.
Several things happened: Life went on and I got more comfortable and found we could use the materials I had gotten and still be unschoolish in our style.
Also very important to me, HEM (Home Education Magazine) in all its email lists has stopped differentiating between homeschooling and unschooling, as a way to promote the reunification of the homeschooling community which has become very fractured. Some unschoolers were feeling they were a culture unto themselves and not part of the homeschooling community. This in turn has allowed more diversity on the lists, and support for people simply not schooling.