It seems you enjoyed the John Galt character without delving too deeply into the philosophy that created him. I look at him as a product of preceding thought while you take him at face value, so the discussion bogged down when one side knows Galt represents a paradigm and the other considers him simply an action figure. It also explains the dissonance between your professed beliefs and Rand's philosophy. As we say at my house, "Entschuldigung!"
I don't think banning helped define for me where the line was as it wasn't my decision. I would have stayed and tried to keep the trains running, given the option. After this latest train wreck, i've had time to take stock of whether i want to work for an outfit that doesn't maintain its track, though.
I think what caused a lot of fur to fly is that you and some others are of the unfounded belief that only you conservatives like pony, Mooney, and you are "a certain kind of person KNOWS what their limit is for tolerating certain things". That's not a conservative or liberal trait at all, but a human one.
As to whether this is Galtville? As i recall, it was an exclusive, gated community, LOL!