Locking a general discussion thread seems a bit strange especially when placed in the general area. I cant find another place where general discussion on the merits of one place compared to another comercial place can be discussed.
The thread starter clearly cant ask a question there due to only having a couple of postings so "General Coffee Related" is the correct area for a general discussion.
If it was degenerating into a bagging session or self promotion then close it but otherwise discussion of commercial coffee is as valid as home coffee
edit:: Just had a reread of Andys origional post on the setup of the area below and he did mention the Non discussion of commercial coffee elsewhere.
Minor problem with this is that the sections below then dont allow any subjective discussion of say a shop in Carlton compared to any of my old haunts in St Kilda as it is split by areas.