Yes.The Cafe is definitely the most tightly moderated forum I have ever experienced. I've never been a fan of a culture that tries to deny the existence of "bad" things by not talking about them (or not allowing discussion of them)...but I like the information from the forum, so I'm ok with it. It's not going to change how I interact w/ people in real life.
this was my main concern when joining a board. I don't mind sifting through content, as long as it is there. I must admit though, of all the forums that i have been on the past couple of years, NC is different.Meh. I don't like Dpreview's or Nikonian's forum layout. simple as that. If I didn't like any I'd switch to Canon. LOL