The community is not as bad as I made it out to be. We can do better, of course, but the people are there, even if you don't always see them. In fact, that silence may be part of the issue, and so I'm going to make a commitment to myself and to the community to make at least one positive post a week when I see something cool on the forum, where normally I find I wouldn't bother because it sometimes seems so pointless to make a post so simple. But it's not. I hope others do the same.
I've joined ESOC end of last year and have not participated much in the Forums here yet. I follow the ESOC Discord and Twitch channel, though. I particularly enjoy watching the pro player matches. I'm looking forward to your upcoming Stay-At-Home Cup Finals match with Kaiserklein.
I agree that in most communities people who are more appreciative of things are often more silent. You'll rarely encounter people who deliberately set out to do what you mentioned: to regularly post something positive. It's the same with products and services in general. Those not satisfied are so much more likely to share their frustrations than people who've had a positive experience. Because of this it is extra valuable for communities like ours here to give positive feedback, too. It reinforces what you expressed you'd like to see more of and is the type of leadership I want to commend you for.
I don't know you. I've never met you. Folks from this community I trust have always spoken highly of you.
I've immensely enjoyed all your matches, be it 1v1 or 2v2 with Kaiserklein. I've enjoyed your commentary, too. To see you and some of the other pro players in the LAN World Championships (in Manchester) last year has been extra cool. I particularly liked the player interviews. Your image with the axe is creative. The whole event was just exceptional.
Earlier today I've started to watch the "Pro2Casual: China ft. Mitoe and Jailed" video hosted by GKShaman. It's easy to take for granted. You investing valuable time to share your expertise with casual players. Thank you and all the others who do so. It's what makes this community fun and meaningful to me.
Your recent posts in which you are sharing your thoughts and feelings about the current state of the ESOC community reminded me of a quote. I heard it in connection to the social justice conversations happening in the US: "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King, Jr.