I do respond. But I also need time off occasionally. I'm a human being.
Yep. For example alerting OctoPrint's users about certain safety issues that their printers are known to have, to avoid stuff going up in flames as has happened before repeatedly. If you are of the opinion that you are receiving such a warning in error - just disable the plugin as the FAQ entry the warning links you to even tells you to. Simple as that.
An opt-in for such warnings doesn't work for the majority of users because in order to know that you should enable something like this you first would need to know there's a risk - and how many people are completely unaware of this is visible in the amount of smoked bed connectors we see on Reddit and Facebook, and the widespread use of stock ANET A8s. In case of safety warnings, opt-out is the way to go. And again, how to opt-out is explained in the FAQ entry linked right in the warning.
I'm not going to risk OctoPrint's user's safety running any of the affected printers just because some power users feel like that warning doesn't affect them because they know what they are doing and feel stepped on their toes by it. Just disable the safety check, be glad you know what you are doing and don't have to worry about things like that and hope that others not in that happy position will head the warning instead of causing yet another printer fire.
You don't have to pay to use or download the software. It's free. You have full access to the software's source and can modify it to your heart's content under terms of the AGPL. It's open. Stop spreading FUD.
If you don't agree with the way I'm handling this project and my decisions relating to it, by all means stop supporting my work. But understand that I will do anything that I can to notify users about a potential safety risk if I'm aware of it. I won't artificially restrict functionality in any way, but I will display warnings in such cases. Not doing it would simply weigh heavily on my conscience if something were to happen, and I do want to be able to sleep at night and not have to worry about that on top of everything else involving this project I already am worrying about.
Also: Happy New Year to you too.