For as long as Talk of Sun City has been around, we've always had way more readers than posters. Most boards like this are the same. Just the way it is. With that caveat out of the way, i always feel compelled to set the record straight for those reading while trying to decide if Sun City AZ is right for them. I know some posters get antsy when some of us write negative comments about the community we love. I've never been a fan of sugar-coating stuff; i've always felt brutal honesty is way more effective in helping shape change. Pretending everything is perfect is nonsense. Sun City AZ is as good as it gets. That said, my frustration is it could be so much better. Anyone who has studied our history knows what it took to make it work. It was a massive effort by those building it, and those buying into it. It was supposed to fail, but no one told those behind it they couldn't succeed. In this thread, i will try and lay out some of the values built into the community. More importantly we will look closely at our shortcomings and how we have strayed. How the movement away from the tenets we were founded under have eroded. For anyone uncomfortable with the negative, don't read any further. For those looking to understand why we are special, unique and stumbling at times, it will be an exercise in growth. Those of posting on Talk of Sun City do so because we love it, not hate it. Should be fun and hopefully readers will feel free to join in with their thoughts, if not, i will be happy to do the heavy lifting.