Thank you to the members who have recently alerted the mods to this thread.
You are all correct. Name calling will not be tolerated. Not even the term "cake snob" to describe some of the longest serving, and continually helpful members on this forum.
I will remind the longtimers that newbies should be warmly welcomed and directed to appropriate information for the most common questions, eg pricing, especially as an individual answer can involve writing a paragraph or two to be comprehensive. Familiarize yourselves again with the "stickies" so you know where to direct newbies and you will be keeping the forums running smoothly without flame wars. Alert the mods to duplicate posts, where the OP has ignored your information previously offered regarding stickies etc and we will get in contact with the OP to help them.
I am locking this thread and deleting the offending posts. The information/advice/commiseration offered to the OP will still be here for those who want to search/read this thread.