I recently joined these boards because of the professionalism I viewed here so please, if someone is telling you that maybe you shouldn't discuss something, don't take it personal...it's not.
I'd have to agree with you on the first part. I quit going to r.a.m. because you have to sift through a lot of pissing contests, nationalism, and political rants to find a few nuggets of info you haven't seen 20 times already. On the second part- missiles on pylons- it's difficult to write it up as "classified info" because other aircraft already do it. I'm just going to chalk it up (right or wrong) to "the pylon goes with the tank and do you really want to be tossing four slammers away when you punch the tanks? Or have to drag them around to keep the missiles?" Occam's Razor.