Please. I've been here a looong time and this site is hardly locked down. The biggest change is the profanity filter and it's because it got so out of hand here Matt very reluctantly implemented it.
It's always funny to me when people long for the old times (admittedly I do too) but imply it's somehow the moderating team's fault.
We don't generate the content here. You guys do. Post garbage, the site becomes garbage. And there's a lot of garbage posted here these days. Sometimes I wonder if anyone actually comes to talk hockey.
Post great stuff, the site gets great again. Pretty simple.
The problem I have isn't the "content" (I guess this is yours given the soap box there), there is no content when people leave. My problem is more a moderating style that went from far too lax to running this place like a kiddy daycare. Obviously someone missed the memo there's quite a lot of grey area, and given in this thread every time someone suggests they have a problem with the mods the first thing you and one or two other mods do is blame posters, it's evident there's hardly an ounce of introspective reasoning here, it's purely "them vs. us" and rife full of posts like yours talking down to people. I can only wonder what you'll do when you have no posters left to kick around.