You’re right, the forums tend to be rather… negative. But I think that has a lot to do with how we respond to things as gamers. If it’s good, we tend to stay in game, and if it’s mediocre, it’s mostly going to draw apathy or ambivalence. It’s when it’s bad that we stop what we’re doing on take our feelings to the forums (or other outlets).
Personally, I try to be constructive. I try to be understanding of design decisions that appeal to different types of players, or that improve the company’s bottom line. But, I could probably do a better job as well. After all, I still have a tendency to only pipe up when I don’t like something -like, I doubt I’ve ever made a post where I’ve said that I liked something, and there’s plenty I like about Eve.
Anyway, I’m going to keep reading comments, and give all of this some thought. And hopefully that will help me to shape my responses into something more beneficial to discussions and the state of the game. I doubt CCP gives a damn what I think, but I believe that they care what “we” think.