The History Man wrote:
This is the only forum I've used...
THM, this tells me a lot.
I'm a member of another (non-cycling) forum, and I feel I've contributed in a large way to the development of that forum, through time served, sharing knowledge, and helping people. I've earned and expect a level of respect there, and can get away with far more than others without fear of repercussions. Sounds arrogant, but it's the way of every forum I've ever encountered. (and if we're being honest, it's the way the world works, even outside of the internet)
Whilst i actually agree with your sentiment on the whole, I feel you're missing experience. I've a lot of respect for Sinnermans opinion (and factual knowledge) and I feel that he has, to some extent, earned the right to state his opinion concisely and without the need to sugar-coat it.
I guess, I'm trying to say, don't sweat it. if you don't like Carl's posts, don't read them.
Incidentally, I'm not a sycophantic Sinnerman Fanboy, as a matter of fact, I find his builds a little clinical and don't really interest me due to the period that he seems to be most interested in (and I'm *QUITE* sure he'd absolutely hate my builds!) but I thought a dose of perspective was in order.
Are there enough Worms in this can now?