Apologies for not replying here sooner, as someone who mainly lurks and doesn't really engage with the community on the forums, I didn't feel comfortable writing a long post about how I feel about the whole situation. However, it's important to you and I hope by engaging here I can help rebuild some bridges between us.
Firstly, I'd like to apologise for my remarks, especially the ones that came across as wanting to "cut and destroy". I was hot headed at the time and frustrated with your actions, but that doesn't excuse the way I responded. Quoting Fury's post from 2010 was a low blow, it was out of order and didn't help the situation. For that I'm truly sorry. I'm also sorry for how I continued the conversation after you'd logged on. It should have been clear to me that you weren't in a good place to receive criticism, but I pushed because I felt angry. Continuing to antagonise you was wrong, and did nothing to get across the issues I had in a constructive way.
I never wanted things to end up like this, and I bear a lot of the blame for things turning out the way they did. I'm truly glad that even through our hostile interaction, that you were able to see the issue that frustrated me in the first place. I want this community to be a welcoming place for newcomers, and voicing my issues in such a hostile manner achieved the opposite of that. I hope that you can understand that while my actions were wrong, that they came from a love of freespace and the community that surrounds it.