This thread isn't the only discussion of its kind to have popped up here in this forum space -ever- or in the course of the past few years... though I would say that MOST of the people posting here in these 29 pages have also contributed to similar discussions on threads that were centered around specific projects, merchandise bundles, albums, songs and artistic/creative decisions etc.
What I find to be particularly intriguing, is that since amanda's blog, I've been seeing feedback pop up through so many different communication channels - twitter, facebook, here, email, etc. of folks becoming inspired - artists and non-artists alike - at the idea and attitude of taking criticism as part of the whole journey, the whole process of making art, and carrying on. That people are walking away from reading the blog with inspired and positive attitudes of their own art and creativity, rather then to throwing out their fists to jump in on heated discussions as to why they do or do not "hate" Amanda themselves. And really, throughout this entire thread discussion and reading Amanda's blog, "Do You Swear To Tell The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth So Help Your Black Ass" played along in my head as a little sound track.
To wrap this up - one of the most exciting things about the threads/discussions that are posted here with criticisms towards Amanda or her art, is that no matter how negative a person may be (even if they intelligently articulate their distaste for a current project) those folks are still HERE. They still post on this community forum, they still feel part of the Amanda Palmer/Dresden Dolls fan-dom, brigade, camaraderie etc. despite their reservations on Amanda's current career projections and any other disenfranchised feelings they may have towards the music/art. So, really, the emphasis is here that the glue, the foundation of bringing people together, the whole spirit of the Punk Cabaret, is strong enough that even the harshest of all critics are still part of it... and they still love/like/tolerate fans, members of this community, despite having polar opposite opinions on the music and/or the musician that brought them here to begin with.