@liw It's not easy to deal with difficult people without becomng one of them. I think you've nailed it - you don't want to have to deal with these people because they ruin it for everone elese. I like this - I saw it quoted on LWN - because you are consistent and principled - you walked away when it felt wrong for you, even if that meant less contact with the good folk which was a hard decision. Thanks for clear writing about what's right for you without ramming it down other people's throats.
Lars and friends