During the last weeks, since the closure of HQ, I have been following the comments from all kind of people. Aaron has said very little, and nothing in public, on that. Quite recently the homepage of Housequake.com changed including a cryptic "38:II" quote. This led to all kind of speculations on its meaning, and on the possible messages behind that quote.
I have no direct information, so it is not up to me to say what is the meaning, and besides I won't speculate. Aaron knows why did he include such quote in the homepage, and the reasons/goals that prompted him for doing it are unknown to me.
Now, one thing is clear: Aaron has been running HQ for more than ten years, and only god knows what he had to endure along that time in order to keep on running such a large community. And I am not only meaning unreasonable requests from famous musicians, but also the behaviour of many people in the community.
In Spain there is an old sentence stating "Es fácil ver los toros desde la barrera", which means it is very easy to criticize the behaviour of others when you are not in their role. If you had the possibility of putting yourself into such role, probably you would understand much better some facts.
My point is that I have the highest respect for Aaron's labour during all those years. Independently of my opinion/understanding on some facts, of the present or of the past, I think he's got a track record which deserves a huge respect, instead of cheap words addressing situations unknown to me; or, using a famous song title, "talking loud and saying nothing".
Yet it's obvious not everybody thinks the same.