The haters are going to believe whatever they already want to. Trying to convince them is a waste of time.
We’ve been toying with new comments systems ever since Disqus did some fuckery with ads awhile back, with not much success. We thought a system called Vuukle would be the next best thing but then discovered that they hid video ads in their plugin that popped up and caused problems if a page was left over.
So Mihari pilot tested another called wpDiscuz and evidently it’s having problems keeping people’s avatars and comments in order. So that’s going out the window.
We’re probably going to wind up paying Disqus to stop being butts with ads and use them.