I've encountered others that were more rude and insulting members. Few have had the ability to get under people's thin skin as VS can . Where some see rudeness others may find a point to be made however it is presented.
Look past the messenger and consider the message.
I too have a lot of respect for nolo and couldn't bite my tongue in my desire to criticize what I saw as an attack on her. I shouldn't have done it, but I did - and it was deserved.