Lets not forget that LOR is a business and is there to make money. There forum (unlike this open one) is there for them to get new customers, increase sales, and support their users. The DIY equipment out now is a real threat to that business, especially with how advanced it has become and the sequencing software situation is even worse. At least with the hardware, they can claim to have a warranty and do have a place to send damaged or defective equipment for repair. On the software side, all they can offer is support and the guys working on XLights also do a hell of a lot to support their product as well. It's not exactly competition when one comes at a cost and the other is free of charge and the last thing that they want on their forum are posts guiding customers and potential customers away from what puts the food on their tables.