I've been reading for a while, but didn't register till a few months ago. I can understand why there needs to a place just for the devs. I can even understand why there needs to be a place that even the average reader should not have access so that the devs can communicate with each other about technical things so that the threads don't get clutter with a bunch of nonsense, but then if that happens what about the people that truly want to learn so that one day they can be a contributing member of the scene. I wade through all of this so that I can learn and improve my craft. If we make it to where someone like me who stays quiet and doesn't interrupt can't learn, how are we to progress the scene?
That was my .02. I will now site back and learn in the hopes of contributing something worthwhile in the future.