If you all remember, there was a huge discussion before starting the new forum and Alex and the Mods decided to give it a try. The fact that it didn't work for the majority of the people is the reason it was removed.
Try to think of it as if Alex is the president of a country called, Mobileread. We elect him (yes, I know we didn't elect him, this is an analogy, go with it) to make the decisions that are best for the majority, even though a minority might disagree. If you are so angry with the decision that you just can't live with the very reasonable options that have been presented by numerous individuals posting here, I am sure there are plenty of other forums where you can discuss serious topics not related to Mobile Reading.