Once again the commercial side of our hobby treads rough shod over those who play with toy trains because they like them instead of because they’re paid to do so. Simple solution is to vote with your money and not buy any products or services from BRM/RMweb et al in the Warners stable.
Spend your money on a day out in Rochdale instead.
In the meantime, the admin of a vastly overrated forum cannot take criticism very well. In my opinion, and that of a significant number of well respected modellers I know, he personally is the main cause of vitriol in on-line railway modelling circles.