My advice to new developers is that you shouldn’t let strangers on the internet negatively affect your mood or your drive. It isn’t worth it. If you have the option to walk away, take it — utilize the unsubscribe button. Open source maintainers need to remember that users are not paying customers. We’re providing something to them for free, on our own free time.
“The standard pace is for chumps. The system is designed so anyone can keep up. If you’re more driven than ‘just anyone’ — you can do so much more than anyone expects. And this applies to ALL of life — not just school.” — Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby