Agreed. But, it wasn't always that way, as those here and at byzcath who once participated there, remember.
On a side note, I was rather puzzled when I first noticed that all this hasn't been mentioned at all on the byzcath forum. I wonder if that's due to the fact that CAF only banned EO discussion and not EC discussion, or if it's more that byzcath posters don't pay a lot of attention to what happens at CAF.
CAF's shenanigans have generally been of little interest at Byzcath because relatively few among the long-time core members at Byzcath, both Catholic and Orthodox, ever spent much time at CAF (the most notable exception being myself, during my incarnation as the old CAF Eastern Christianity forum mod). After the EO/EC purge at CAF of a few years back, most of the EO refugees from CAF and a few of the EC refugees came here (some of us, myself included, were already members here).
That reflects, in part, the difference between here and ByzCath. The atmosphere here is more debate-oriented than at ByzCath and the old EC forum at CAF included a lot of debate, though it was also highly focused toward education and discussion (hard to find evidence of that, given the many, many 1000s of posts by Fr Ambrose, myself, isa, hesychios, and many others, that were 'archived' on its closure). While debate transpires at ByzCath, it is generally more subdued and short-lived. (I'll hazard the opinion that such relates to the majority of the Catholic posters here who engage in debate being neither EC nor OC, but canonical Latins.)
The core Eastern population at CAF in the 'old' days (both Catholic and Orthodox) was close-knit and quick to rally in support of one another against Latins who would descend and try to run roughshod over the East - an observation on which I'm pretty certain that Father Ambrose, isa, and even stashko would agree.