I don't think I've cut loose in that regard either, but if you can provide evidence to the contrary, go for it.
And let's not even pretend that I've reigned anybody in, or that either side hasn't egged on the other. If anything, the shiners have been MUCH worse about this so far.
I wasn't necessarily referring to you (though I've noticed you tend to favor the pessimists over the optimists) more just an overall feeling of this board. Optimists are called condescending (which is really ironic) and naive and the pessimists are simply realists.
As for the bolded, I suppose we'll just have to agree to disagree. Outside of BiL I haven't seen any of the "shiners" be too unrestrained. The amount of people on the other side of the coin far outweighs that. But that's just the feeling I've gotten.