Forum threads with 16 pages of votes are a bit excessive.
SurveyMonkey is free and could have handled every one of the “polls” you have posted in the forums.
I’ve never used anything but SurveyMonkey, but Google seems to think that there are tons of alternatives. http://bit.ly/R9QTMb
In fact, you guys already have a pretty good tool for sorting through competing suggestions:
Please continue to ask for our opinions, but please consider using tools that fit each task: polling software for polls, forums for discussions, and Uservoice.com for suggestions.