It's always been apposite... BA apologists exchanging their chummy "humor" [nasty British sarcasm, intended to belittle not just the objects of the sarcasm, but those who don't understand their reference] while attempting to silence and even humiliate those who don't agree with them. True. BA themselves are very bad, don't let's get carried away. However, they have improved slightly of late from the 2008 nadir. However, the apologists haven't. In the BA cabins they seek to impose the social order of Little England. Many tactics are necessary to reproduce this vile space, but censorship is certainly a mainstay. British culture is profoundly maladriot at handling criticism and, in the apex of the Colonel Blimpesque/Nigellian worldview, the apologist lairs show no signs of the glasnost or perestroika. Obviously the apologists will attack the bearers of contrary views. But what about the neutrals? Let's put this another way. We ask a survey question, such as: To what extent does Avios suck? The factual answers will be interesting to a lot of people who would like to compare the perceptions of all-around frequent flyer program value. However, the censorious Nigels and Nigellas cannot permit these questions to be asked. If the rating scale is 1 (it doesn't suck at all) to 10 (it surpasses even the legendary *Best In Class* DL SM program for suckage) then I vote Avios at an 8.