Also I guess HN was mostly about the startup ecosphere, and now that goal shifted. Now it is about technology, programming, social issues _and_ startups.
Announcing a new startup might get a positive reaction from people interested in startup but will get no or negative reaction from those not interested in startups.
I'll raise my hand and admit that I am not interested in startups at all at the moment. I try not to comment negatively or positively on them I just skip those topics.
Should I feel guilty for not being interested, and are characters like me perceived as destroying the HN culture?