Most B/R list discussions are also silly because people arguing on the internet are rarely effectual. It's more a way for people to pretend they have some agency in the B/R decision than to actually affect policy. The difference between Vintage and your local sports team is that the most prominent voices in the Vintage space do seem to have some input into the DCI's decision, as well as the "community" writ large (per the Wizards quote about going to the community first and then looking at data, if I recall correctly).
Unfortunately the voices of a few can be so loud that nobody hears the quiet majority. I personally don't care about any affiliation or connections with WotC or the DCI some "the most prominent voices in Vintage" have as long as this minority is inclusive of all opinions and serves as ambassadors of the community. What I see just right now is that some people started a witch hunt on Mishra's Workshop and are marching with the torches and shouting that their way is the only way. And I don't like this.
Either way, if people want their voices to reach the ears of the DCI, it seems more effective to focus on persuasion - either of the elites or of the masses - than knee-jerk reaction of others' positions. [Not a comment directed at you, btw. Or at anyone in particular. Just everyone simultaneously.]
No offense taken. I make a lot of mistakes, but I am already old enough not to take most of the things personally.