I think it was the Carnival situation. I haven't read it on Royal Caribbean's or Holland's section of this site. They still have the same sweetness from one poster to the next, people trying to answer questions or share good times.
I think the problem may be that we can't hear the tone of a person's voice or read his face to see what it is he wants when he posts. Maybe he just needs to vent or hear that someone else had a rotten time too. Perhaps we should have just said, that really stinks. I'm so sorry your vacation was ruined. Surely Carnival will take care of you.
The other posters are also right when they say a ruined vacation is small potatoes when compared with what happened to the Gulf coast, but maybe the people with ruined vacations don't want to hear that just yet. I believe they're just as sorry about what happened in New Orleans as anyone else, but they had something valuable taken from them without their consent. In a sense, they had their vacation stolen from them and given to someone else, someone who probably doesn't even want it.
I think we will calm down and be nice to each other soon. It's just that right now some of us are hurting.