"Why is that whenever there is a slightly "hot" topic, people rush in to attack the regulars of the diapering board??"
I, for one, said in my post that I am a cd user and fairly regular poster on the diapering forum, along with a lot of other forums on mdc. I certainly wasn't rushing in to attack anyone, but was giving an alternative point of view.
"And why are we thought of as less NFL/AP than the rest of MDC? "
Who said that and where? Just because some people thought the OP harsh, doesn't mean that they were saying that diapering regulars were less anything than anyone else.
I can understand the OP's disappointment. But I cannot understand the attitude of her and some posters here towards those mamas who they view as less enlightened than themselves. There is a tone of superiority, judgement and arrogance running through this thread that I find most uncomfortable.
Several people have pointed out how cds are difficult, or even impossible for some people, or even for themselves. One poster this afternoon pointed out that she cannot afford to do the laundry for her cds. It seems that some people are just choosing to ignore that reality if it is pointed out to them.
Several posters have also pointed out that while cd information is available if you are aware of the issues, the reality is that the issue is not 'out there' in the public eye.
I personally researched natural birth, breastfeeding, extended breastfeeding, tandem nursing, vaccinations, healthy eating, gentle discipline, circumcision, the family bed, blah blah blah. All those issues were 'out there' and far more available and obvious issues to research, imo, than cloth diapers. Cloth diapering came further down on my list of hot topics to research than it did obviously to many of you.
Maybe some of you managed to research every issue and had every NFL issue in your consciousness before you had your first baby. I was not that competent.
So I was one of those terrible disposable users that the OP might have seen at her LLL meeting. I'm glad that nobody at my LLL meetings felt any need to 'boast their superiority' and at least if they felt the way that the OP felt about those at her meeting, they kept quiet.
It saddens me to read posts with this sort of attitude on mdc, on any forum. And it saddens me even more that so many of you see nothing wrong with it.
And as for the OP's notion that if someone doesnt agree with you, they should just ignore the thread - if we all took that attitude nothing would get discussed and all we'd do would have threads where people patted themselves on the back for making good points. This is a discussion board, and people are trying to give different perspectives. Obviously the OP does not want to consider any of these as possibly valid, which is sad imo. If you want to gain converts, there are many better ways than taking this attitude either IRL of on the boards.