I deleted my similar thread earlier today after you mentioned you already posted "this" thread (didn't see it after it fell off the radar)and merely appended what I wanted to say with change in subject field to appeal more to the masses. I think it's best to leave as is for the time being. The other points you bring up are off topic but will try my best to answer.
We could have many categories like regal360.com but we feel conversations get lost when spread out across such a large playing field of discussions. We prefer fewer categories like panoguide.com. So the category "Everything Else" become just that - very general in nature. If there is a valuable thread we are happy to sticky it (keep near the top of the topic). If however the general consensus is different we are happy to consider change.
Also we generally steer away from offering software support and leave that to the vendors and those more proficient and versed, of which we are pleased to have a few here in our forum
Thank you for you valuable input and suggestions - we do listen.