I can't speak for all the rest of the forum members, but I know I speak for at least myself when I say that one of the major annoyances in internet forum-land is when an original poster asks a question pertaining to one specific brand or model of firearm, or poses a choice between two specific brands or models of firearms, and inevitably, a fanboy of an entirely different platform, brand or model chimes in ... Generally, the discussion devolves and there's no further opportunity for folks with actual experience of the brand(s) in question to bring up valid points either pro or con. To wit: OP asks "Looking at a mid-range full-size 1911, Springfield Armory or Kimber?" Within three responses: "It's not a real 1911 if it doesn't have a pony on it." Within five responses: "You really need to be looking at the Dan Wesson Valor." Within seven responses: "Do yourself and favor and just stick to the Glock 17, the best handgun ever made." Or -- OP asks, "Looking for a striker-fired pistol, Glock or S&W M&P?" Within three responses: "The H&K VP series has the best trigger of any striker-fired pistol out there." Fourth response: "Stay away from the SIG P-320 (unsaid: yes, we know you didn't ask), the high-bore axis (unsaid: most hand-gunners don't even know what that is) is just such a problem (unsaid: since I personally have never shot one, I'm talking out of my ass, but at least I'm increasing my post count). Within five responses: "The Walther CCP is hands-down the best striker-fired pistol on the market." Or -- OP asks, "Is the S&W M&P-15 a reliable AR for me? It's just going to be for plinking around the farm and target shooting down at my local gun club." Within three responses: "The M&P-15 is meh. You really need to look at the top tier ARs, such as a Larue, Daniel Defense or Bravo Company." (Unsaid: you've never actually shot an M&P-15, you're simply parroting what you hear about "Tier 1 ARs" on ARFCOM and want to sound like you know what you're talking about) Or -- OP asks, "I want to buy a home defense handgun and my budget is $500, any ideas? I'm looking at Taurus or Ruger pistols." Within three responses: "Stay away from Taurus, my buddy had one and it was a jammomatic, plus everybody knows their customer service sucked for a long time (unsaid: even though I've never owned one or even shot one) ... You need to pony up a couple hundred extra bucks and just get a Glock, everybody has one." Okay, I'll confess to my curmudgeon status. It just seems as though most posts about guns are turning into fanboys sticking up for their favorite platforms or just trying to wordsmith their posts to sound as pithy or knowledgeable as possible. We're sure not gonna attract any potential, or new gun owners with these types of responses. I get that everyone wants to come across as though they know what they're talking about, but sometimes, maybe, more reading, less posting, or letting those with something productive to say post, will further our cause a bit more.