Recently I was reading a thread on a gun forum where someone was asking about a 2nd-tier brand of firearm. Someone immediately responded, 'Go be poor somewhere else.' Someone else commented, 'The Poors like 'em, but that's it.' In another thread someone was asking about economical double-barrel shotguns. Most people posted suggestions but of course someone chimed in 'If you can't spend at least $1500 you should just stay home.' When somebody posts about a gun or brand of gun that isn't a major brand there's always 'that guy' that posts expressing their opinion that the entire brand is crap and implying-or stating outright- that anyone who would consider buying it is an idiot. It's one thing if someone is asking an opinion of the brand/gun and you have specific objections with a basis in reality- perfectly legit to express your reservations and the reasons for them. But to interject in a thread just to make a degrading remark? Seriously- why would you even bother reading a thread about a gun/brand that doesn't interest you, let alone weigh in for the sole purpose of registering your contempt? The only reason I can think of is to puff yourself up and feel superior. It doesn't help, it doesn't add to the conversation- the only useful function of these posts is to alert the world that you are a jerk.