I feel that way too, unfortunately it is so hard not to react in the same way and get off the downward spiral. I only very grudginly subscribed to the developer list at all.
I feel that the active lead developer(s) need to admit this is not a democracy and be the bad guy, be the benevolent dictator, be the leader and take decisions that move the GIMP forward.
I like the 'benevolent dictator' model for OpenSource management - it works well in so many projects - ranging from tiny three man projects right up to the Linux kernel itself.
It's really hard to come to a firm decision in a timely manner in an environment where everyone's voice counts equally...doubly so if things get ugly.
The art is to find a dictator who actually *is* benevolent.
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