I know it's really difficult to un-tangle emotionally charged situations once they've come up, especially if they've been festering for a while. If people come after you online the natural reaction is to be on the defensive.
Everyone I've seen here over the last few months has a good head on their shoulders, some heads just get hot quicker than others. Believe me, I've seen a lot worse and you guys have a great chance to undo this before anyone gets suspended.
Northeastbass wasn't suspended, just asked to ease up a little, which he did. Some people posted honest responses that I don't think were mean spirited, just critical because let's face it, Northeastbass can say some pretty abrasive things and of course it's going to get push back.
The problem is that when people get worn thin, online discussion can turn into an endless loop of knee jerk responses and name calling. This is made even worse because the words we think in a minute can be posted and stay up for months or years for everyone in the club to read. I've learned this the hard way.
If you're going to post something when you're angry, please just give it a few minutes or send someone you'd like to address a personal message and keep it out of the public area.
So back to business: Regarding lures to never buy again...
I'm not an advanced fisherman but go out quite a bit and because I'm not particularly knowledgeable about lures I comb through the bargain bins.
A big box outdoor store here by work was having a half off sale on some higher end lures so I bought a surface and deeper diving crank bait and was out last weekend trying them out. I have to admit that these two had great movement, were balanced very well and IMHO would be worth the full price at $10 apiece.
So for me, I've got a tackle box full of clearance lures that don't get used much and I probably won't buy them again. I'm sure you can find some great deals if you knew exactly what you were looking for or wanted to just try something new.