>> If you troll and do things that people don't like, you are bound to get a lot of negative feedback. Your own remarks a a fine example of this.
> It's fascinating how in the digital age people have lost sight of this.
This seems so confused to me. No one has lost sight of this. You can't post into any forum, join any community distro, with the intention of receiving or giving help without coming in "with your hat in your hand", so to speak (more for the former than the latter, actually). What happens afterwards depends greatly on moderation and the culture. In an anarchic culture you're lucky if you can give as good as you get.
And that's exactly the confused and mighty culture which was needed to make competitive products with juggernauts the ilk of Microsoft.
Who would 'av thunk it possible 20 years ago?
Technologies are maturing.
People grow up.
They don't want to fight tooth and nail--all the time.