You make good points Paradosis.
It is one thing to have a discussion of theology over coffee, and another to actually live it. If we're not living a Christian life outside of the internet, then what we do on the internet will certainly not make a difference.
Nevertheless, a little friendly rivalry in my opinion isn't uncalled for. It certainly isn't out of hand and it's a little fun. Frankly, people don't want to post on a website that is drab and rigid. The Internet is a form of entertainment, and as such OC.net seeks to provide an outlet from the rigors of every day life and provide an apostolic christian backdrop for us to discuss issues related to faith, liturgy and current events.
OrthodoxChristianity.Net seeks to be a community forum, a fellowship, and even a brotherhood of sorts. We differentiate from places like Mo'Nachos that are more theology discussion based and more scholarly.
Of course, you are the first person to voice his opinion regarding our Patriarch model. If anyone else has any complaints, they can feel free to tack on to the end of this thread or PM me.