It is apparently also exposing some long simmering tensions and resentments between some folk on the scene. Personally what interests me is how offering a $100 prize etc. etc. at a place like Webster Hall can actually elicit negative criticism It has, which means that my view of the world is clearly not shared by everyone.
The other thread that I haven't even got close to analyzing is this:
I suspect but will not yet assert that there is a common theme underlying some of the posts on both these threads.
I will hopefully be able to get some time next week and put the information from these threads into J.J. Hayes's Amazing Antifolk Explicator and Philosophic Analyzer and see what happens.