Perhaps the old thread could just be locked and marked as is (OLD lift thread) so that people could still access the info that’s in there.
Once that’s done, perhaps 4 or more new stickied threads could be created, following categories suggested by bmyohn: BBs, 3 - 3.5", 4 - 4.5", 5.5+ or something along those lines. This would make the stickied section a bit mor busy, but at least it would be a lot less maintenance from mods than a single thread with categorized posts. The classification would be done from the get go.
Folks are always happy to post pics of their rigs, so these threads could be populated quite quickly, I believe.
Also, since this is the the tech section, maybe a few comments from the posters on their respective set-ups could be useful.
PS: As for saving me “some seconds scanning the stickied thread up top”, make it more like 45 minutes scanning all pages to find like 10 posts on BB’s scattered all over the place.
As for the other comment on using the search function, believe me I use it all the time. One of the reasons why I don’t have a lot of posts on this forum since I subscribed in 2008, is that I take the time to search before I post, even though the advanced search function is reserved for paying members only, but that’s another debate...
Anyway, I feel that a bit more organization would lead to less “what do you think about this set-up” kind of posts.