There is but one litmus test for me. Protecting Individual Liberty. Anything else is subjective. The good of society (the collective) cannot trample individual liberty. Every individual's liberty must be protected until he tramples another individual's liberty.
You all ought to be listening to Hair. Your apathy will bite you in the butt. Here in FL, Agenda 21 has its tenacles everywhere.
I ignorantly moved into an HOA. Big mistake. Sounds like GH is trying to be a quasi HOA. These restrictions are used to bully and fine people. And if you are relying on "grandfather" protection, it doesn't work. I moved into a house with a natural cedar fence like all the other fences. Turns out, the restriction was changed to white vinyl fences, and those with fences are being forced to paint them white until they replace with vinyl. They decided to disallow portable basketball hoops, even the small kiddie type. Changes are supposed to take a 51% vote, but they just fake the ballots. Google HOA and find out what these restrictions do. They pit neighbors against each other, like brown shirts. My next move will be to a rural area.
Private companies must make a profit to exist. Therefore, they manage as efficiently as possible, and cut waste, and charge the market rates. However, if there is not enough demand for the product or service, it won't survive in good repair. I assume there is still a large demand for the pool. I am afraid the SC has lost the demand to ever get it right.
In '08 I purposely got the County to lower our GH house evaluation from $159 to $119. It lowered our tax bill $800 per year. I knew we would soon be placing our house on the market, and I didn't want potential buyers freaked out by the tax bill. That matters to most buyers. We sold in '10 in about a month. It is just a matter of supply and demand, and pricing accordingly, and getting it in good condition.
If you want to watch him in his tighty whiteys, knock yourself out. Screamin told me about his C D, so I checked his web site out and listened to the samples. It is just cheap musical porn. Even the titles are just gross. Did you check out the link? I would imagine it appeals to 14 year old boys. Maybe there is a reason some folks complain. If this is how GH wants to market itself, well, OK.