Jim Henry writes:
> I just don't have the energy to fight the large and vocal deletionist faction
> on Wikipedia anymore.

Same here.  I've even lost my impulse to fix some minor spelling problems.

> I've been putting most of my online volunteer time toward Project
> Gutenberg rather than WP lately, as it seems less likely to be
> wasted effort.

A very good project to support, I think!

The deletionists especially seem very efficient in pissing off
supporters of Wikipedia.

Wikipedia grows, topics narrow down, more and more special stuff is
included.  That's natural, that's obvious, and I think that's good.
If you delete, you will eventually hit the beloved special topic of
anyone participating.  By allowing deletionism the Wikipedia is
probably digging its own grave.