I commend you for your efforts. You are a member of the club that helps folks at no charge! Certainly, maybe more than most of 'us regulars' since you're going above and beyone the call of duty.
I'm no mind reader but I didn't see that anyone was making you into the answer-man for BV.com. I just think you got overwhelmed and, well, it looks like you drew an awful lot of attention. Keep up the good work!
As an aside from your Follow-up, I was around when the new BB came on. In fact, I wrote to Handyman at-you-know-where and pleaded that he keep the old BB. Thankfully, he did. As for anyone else that use to be here before the new BB, I can't say for sure. BUT, I do know a few that left. One in particular that I sorely miss is Bruce M.