I don't blame Suzer for getting defensive - poor girl posts up something that might help a few people (and to be honest, she probably knows as much or more about issues facing lots of expats as anyone, not just from her personal viewpoint but also from the viewpoint of a lot of other people) and a couple of posters jump down her throat and turn it into something ugly! From an independent viewpoint (mine!) it all started to look like a personal attack on her, so I don't blame her for getting a little frustrated.
Give the girl a break, she's trying to help people, which in the end is what this forum is about - isn't it???????