Well Tbone, tell you what, if you do not like it, I will not use it.
You see, I have to use big reading glasses when using the computer. In fact, I sit almost 3 feet away from the screen. As I said, I like the bold, and it is not an effort to place emphasis on any of my posts, it is simply a habit I picked up because I can read it better. Most of the time, I don't even think about it, as it is just habit.
If I send you an e-mail, chances are, it will be in bold. If I send you a printed letter via snail-mail, it will be in bold and #14 font. Again, just habit as I can read it better.
I'll be damned. Haven't seen a post from you in years. Not that I'm all that alert, but, glad to know you're still around. I never did get to try that BBQ of yours from about 4-5 yrs. ago. I hope you stick around and share some tales with us.