I appreciate your response. I also appreciate that you personally have made a specific effort to help people find plugins that are up to date and work with BuddyPress – with your BuddyPlug plugin.
However, your response is typical of what I’ve seen here before. It’s actually somewhat condescending – and that’s just as disappointing and frustrating as the reality of trying to get these products to work as hoped.
The “It’s FREE!” response is lame. There are many free web products that are awesome – including all of those I just ranted about above. I’m not saying that the work being done here is not appreciated. I’m saying that I’m frustrated with the results I’m getting from this piecemeal approach to creating a website. If all of the pieces worked as advertised, integrated and up to date, I would be quite happy.
I’m sorry that feedback – even in the form of a small rant – is so typically dismissed here. Based on all of what I have read in the forums here, I feel confident in saying that there are countless others who feel the same way as I do.
Thanks so much for pointing out my options. Characterizing my post as useless is your prerogative. That’s too bad, as well.