Brian is right, this is not the appropriate way to handle this type of discussion and of course suggesting that contributors were "savaged" is going to get people riled up. Beyond that, Sam, those comments are simply off-topic and that's something that is usually pretty well guarded in the forums.
It does sound like there is a need for community volunteers to help. I briefly talked with Sam about how we might help rally the troops to volunteer on this important issue. It's 1:30 am Sam's time and posting late at night is usually ill-advised, let's chock up the bad posting to fatigue and a lack of sleep.
But Sam - it's up to the leadership to call out for help. In the past, we've tried to help in many ways and that tends to not end well. There have been so many posts lately from Andrew and now you, and even one other PLT member, about the need to be paid to get things done -- but to the best of my recollection, I do not remember seeing even one post from a PLT member or core committer saying - we need this effort staffed, who's interested?
Tomorrow - when you have had sleep - let's get a team for you to help with the Joomlacode issues. I posted on the CMS list to get rolling with the much needed PHPDoc effort (Yes, I mean by me and Marius and others in the community - not another job for you guys.) https://groups.google.com/d/topic/jooml ... discussion
If the PLT can post a list of work that must be done, many of us with big mouths can use them to help rally support. We _can_ work together. We can even get rid of the Joomla! drama as we learn to do so.
Get some rest, Sam. Thanks for your contributions over the years.