I don't know what POST you are talking about, but I have answered many questions, and was derrogatory about HOA's; I am extremely bent when it comes to HOA's:
Having lived in that circumstance; I have first-hand experience.
Some HOAs are certainly healthy, well-run, resident-friendly and reasonably priced; definitely.
However, there are many that are run like little fiefdoms, usually by a board of residents: They restict the living there to the point of an oppressive dictatorship; parking, pets, visitors, overseeing everything that happens in the yards and streets.
Residents are not allowed to put a sign in their yard for a garage sale or the sale of the property.
They send nasty letters if a garage door is left open or there is a patch of brown on the lawn.
Don't think about having a party, with restrictions about noise, too many people or parking.
The HOA fees can amount to a second mortgage.
You need to consult the CCR's regarding everything you intend to do with your place.
I would advise anyone who is considering buying in HOA, to visit the "compound" and meet some of your new neighbors; ask them what it's like to live there, and definitely get a copy of the CCR's before you make an Offer. Also, determine how well run and solvent the association is.