Originally Posted by Ken Ross
... When I see a guy come on to threads for equipment he has no interest in (and this applies to any type of equipment) and do nothing but tell everyone how terrible it is relative to what he wants... I see no purpose in doing this other than to throw cold water on the prospective purchases of the equipment in question......
I was crushed when my beloved RX100 was trashed here a year or so ago. It took months for me to heal emotionally. In fact, I'm still not well. (grinning here!).
Ken, I spent a couple decades selling very expensive, but unnecessary, toys to men. I only had a half dozen women customers. I'm convinced it is built into our amazing male egos to, first, justify in complicated logic our purchases before we buy. Second, in the post purchase period, there is always a little doubt and remorse. The thrill of the hunt for the perfect toy is over. Then, to stay emotionally whole, logical defense of the purchase continues as the guy searches for the next perfect toy. Frequently, the buyer has to remind himself of why he passed over other toys and engages in debate with those that bought the "wrong" toy.
In some cases the behavior extends to wives. I have one long time friend that has gone through five!
It's normal behavior.