I have been on the CC forums a long time and generally don't see drama like this post. Indydebi is right in that you are viewing a minority of these types of threads. Just browse "Cake Decorating" or "Cookies" directories, or the tutorials to see all the time and effort people generally put into helping one another. I would say there there is A) 70% encouragement and help, advise, good stuff, etc... B) 20% drama about collecting payment, what to do, how to handle a bridezilla and c) 10% complaints, arguments and newbies with drama issues.
Remember, we are heading into "cake season". At Christmastime this past year 2008, there was nothing to be found but advice on family cakes, yule logs, tutorials, etc..
Just go with the ebb and flow of CC. Its a GREAT place and a lot less snarky than so many other forums. I can name a few, but that would be adding to the drama. Suffice-it-to-say, CC is generally not about drama between decorators, it is a place to hear and be heard and encouraged, ok?
*big vanilla buttercream hugs for you* Sorry if I got you all sticky!