Ok I think a lot of people have a misconception on the guide writing process over at .com. Anyone can write a guide if they want to (I've written 10 so far) and on top of that if people know of a better way to get a trophy they post it in the comments and then the guide writer can add it to the guide (hopefully giving credit to the person for the tip).
Guides are used by people who want that roadmap and for those who need help with one trophy they can just look at the guide for that one trophy.
I don't know why people think guides are such a bad thing, the problem with the tip way is it might be months before a tip is in place for a trophy as opposed to the first 2 weeks the game is out.
I think the people on this site need to get off their elitist soapboxes and realize that the reason a lot of people went back to .com after the site was restored is because it is a really good site with an awesome community, The week or so I spent here was filled with dead boards that were only brought to life when someone wanted to bitch about how much better it is here than over at .com.
I use this site because I like the trophy tracking but you guys are the community here and if you don't stop acting like jerks then you will stay the community here.
Just my 2 cents.
I couldn't have said it better myself. Sly has done an awesome job with this site so far and I know it will only continue to get better in the future which is why I donated money back during the beta and will continue to donate in the future. However, this whole argument about weather or not to include guides, tips, or whatever you want to call it has gotten out of hand in my opinion. Some people are in favor of guides while other people want to use a different approach to separate themselves from the other sites. To this I have to say what's wrong with using both methods?
For myself, I personally read a trophy guide or road map because I'm interested in learning about any miss-able trophies and the best way to go about earning them. However, not everyone is like this nor do they care about trophies. However, you if you want to attract all kinds of gamers to this site you have to cater to specific groups. One of which are the trophy hunters. There is a reason why they have been using all of the other sites for so long.
As for leaving .com because of all the drama. One look at this thread shows me that this site doesn't appear to be any different, and in fact I could really care less about the drama no matter what site I'm on. If it doesn't involve myself, then I simply ignore it. Like Dr_Mayus, I went back and registered once again on .com because I've got a lot of good friends on their and like the majority of the community. I'm not going to abandon one site just for a few differences or vice versa.