Sometimes I just like to get opinions on things, and having and area where the moderators or myself can just pick an open topic for discussion seemed like a good idea. The staff will be the only ones able to start topics here, but anyone can reply with what they think.
So if you're wondering why you cannot start a topic in this forum section, that's why.
Even when we all disagree, it's good to at least hear what others think. I feel that's something people miss in these types of situations is we all come from different backgrounds and have different ideas on how things should be done. Just because I disagree with you, or the W3C, etc, etc, doesn't mean we can't discuss a topic.