To bring the topic sort of back to point, I wonder how some of the old debates like "Carded vs. Loose" and "What color is Han's Hoth coat?" would play out here.
I think we've run through the carded vs. loose discussion here a few times, without the slightest hint of a problem. Folks here undoubtedly respect others collecting habits, regardless of whether it differs from their own. So no worries there.
As for the Hoth Han debate, well, the key participants in that mindboggling thread over at RS were Scott (staff here), MisterPL (member here), Josheee (member here), and I think maybe JesseJames (staff here). Those guys all gained a level of respect for eachother after all was said and done with that thread, I think. Especially after Hasbro went so far as to specifically acknowledge their "discussion" on the matter by using it in their brilliant advertisement for that figure, which came out in both flavors. One of the greatest moments in forum history when that figure was announced, I think - proving that Hasbro is indeed paying attention to the goings on around the boards.
I'm pretty sure if a similar discussion popped up here nowadays, it'd go just fine. I think there's been a couple less pronounced color debates on some figures over the last couple years, and I'm quite sure nothing dramatic ever came of it around these parts.
I think all that gets our feathers ruffled around here are topics about RS, and apparently Commander Bly.