I agree with your points ..
Obviously I'm very disappointed with how the melbourne glamour workshop was derailed here, by a vocal minority.
(The vocal minority seemed to think we stood to a mint from this event.. Well for their info, we/I lost -$1500. I said from the start, it wasn't about the money).
I've since spoken to Agg about it extensively and mentioned that a code of conduct should be implemented for sanctioned events in order to maintain the forums.
So I certainly commend you on your efforts to jump in and so something about this in the photography forum.
All the best.