Each to his own, Ralph. I really do appreciate your efforts in the forums. Please take this rant as constructive criticism.
Sure there's variety and food for thought but I'm not too sure about the "useful information" part.
I only read the articles that relate to my business. That's usually Georgina, Craig and John. Ho-hum. I'd rather read a reply to a forum question by Ron, Force, Picnic, Paul, (amongst others) or even yourself. That's where the real knowledge lies.
IMHO, it's a web-design-101 mistake to banish the link to your forums to the bottom left corner. The credibility of Sitepoint is the responses that you have to people who are asking questions. And up to now, you've had a strong credibility.