Originally Posted by Zues
Jealousy,envy,egos, are all part of life peaple deal with. I dont have a problem with someone owning expensive electronics gear, cars, homes, etc. It's just the attitude of some that think other peaples gear is not even worth talking about or recognizing their "enthusiasm" if you dont have gear, etc etc on their level or "price" level. Some think to truely seperate and feel good about themselves you need to spend 20k-30k on speakers. It's all about ego and "status" to some. Some do it for the recogntion to feel better about themselves and act elite on forums like this, others truely are enthusiests and dont present elite attitude.. Que just seems to fall in that category to me.
You may be onto something, actually. I think he simply resented the fact that someone else suggested that 600s provide "most" of the listening pleasure as his 800s (the "90%" angle aside), so he started rambling on about "opinion," and that was probably for exactly the reasons you said. I found his mantra that "opinions must be labeled as such in deference to the newbies" to be utterly insincere; I think he cares about himself, not those poor, lost, incapable neophytes.
I also suspect his repeated use of the antiquated "fora" supports your suspicions of "elitism" as well. Although "fora" is correct in Latin (it's what's called a second-declension plural), Modern English was largely "de-Latinized" in the 20th Century, and "forums" is overwhelmingly preferred among educated writers and speakers unless they're trying to . . . you know.
"Media" and "criteria" survive, but, sadly, most people don't even recognize them as plurals! (Meanwhile, did you hear they're building two new baseball stadia
in New York? And did you know that women still can't decide whether they prefer large penes
? It's all true.)
On the other hand -- let's be fair -- there are certain trolls here who certainly do
go after everyone who owns something "better" or "more prestigious" than they, and they rant on and on how you
spent too much of your
money, as if you must've gone to a loan shark to get it.
Anyway, look back at droht's post on the subject if you haven't already; he nailed it.