I think this page is too long and contains too much controversy in its current form. The paranoia may be well grounded, but it's still misplaced, as are apparently hurt feelings.
I suggest that the history and background sections be reworked to enhance coherence and to make them more concise, and that they be moved to a separate page.
I think the MLdonkey article should be an introduction to the client as it is now, with an emphasis on features and differences from other, better known clients.
--Guy- 16:38, 24 March 2008 (PDT)