I would agree with Henry AND your points on the old BBS. (At the cost of sounding redundant), The more navigating I have to do, the less I like doing 'this'. I can understand that this is all overhead for renovateyourworld.com. You have to admit, though, that this BBS does draw viewership to his show. It's one of the most popular. And as Henry says, if you go to those boards that require log-ins and passwords and all that clicking, you don't see much activity.
Freeware is great! But it has it's trade-offs. The new-fangle-dangled software is great too. But it has it's anomolies too. Oh well, like you said, you've got the picture. Thanks for asking.