I think it`s easy to guess that I don`t agree with all your comments, although I do respect your opinon and admit that we can`t please everyone, 100%of the time. I`ve address your comments briefly below...
- We try to keep the size of our pages at an optimal size for the majority of our site visitors. Our community landing page is currently 31.73 KB, which we don`t believe is an overly large file-size page for the typical 2007 internet user.
- The majority of the feedback that we`ve received on the branding, layout, and overall user experience of StartupNation.com has been extremely positive. This isn`t soley based on antedotal comments, but on user-testing where we asked a random sample of our target audience to describe their impression of our website and brand. (yes..my mom loves the site too!) We`ve also received similar results from third-party companies and sponsors who`ve included us in their branding surveys.
- I will personally accept the "teenager" compliment and I am 100% guily of being overly-enthusiastic about StartupNation.
Try this jimbodk :