I'm really bummed that you saw my post as offensive. I apologize; I truly meant no disrespect. See, fanboy has a negative connotation to it, and some people do not like to be referred to as such. If you felt targeted, I assure you that I know nothing of your gaming tendencies. I'm fine with people who would typically be considered fanboys, and I think others should be too. It shouldn't be looked down upon to like a single console/company.
This does bring up an interesting conundrum, though, because you took offense to my generalization. In fact, my post seemed to have upset you so much so that you decided to personally attack me. You were rude while I was polite. And the thing is, I don't think I said anything at all in my post that was inaccurate, or hurtful.
Do you disagree with my post? This is the way human beings oftentimes act; myself included. People tend to get defensive and provide extra reasons for things.
Imagine this hypothetical situation: "Why are you coming home so late tonight?" - *Starts sweating.* "Sorry dear, I had to put in some extra time at the office, then got caught in some gnarly traffic on the way back. Lots of cops around so I couldn't text or call on the drive back." <-- The husband meant well. He didn't mean to be so late. He lost track of time by accident, but when put on the spot, I couldn't just tell my wife that I forgot about our anniversary! I'm such a bad husband. *Ahem*
Is someone's tendency towards being a "fanboy" something that is forbidden to discern? Why is it such a touchy subject? Is it because fanboys are the source of "troll" posts, and as such, they set a low expectation of someone's credibility. In other words, not all fanboys are A-holes, but people might assume that you are if they know you're a fanboy? Or is it because such discussions often turn into flame wars?
Also, it might help if you knew that the Don and I are super tight (the person who I was posting to). He's one of the people who helped me decide on my PSVR purchase and which games to get with it, and my 4K TV that I bought the same week. He even agreed with my post.
I have no problem being called fanboy (don't think BraLoD would as well, he truly is the "biggest fanboy" of LoD in this site as far as I know). But in VGC the term is forbidden due to it being used as derogatory and usually make conversations into fights.
And I have to disagree, he was polite and was basically telling you to respect rules and the thread, while you even if you didn't meant to were unpolite and was doing ad hominem to invalidate the argument, basically "only a fanboy would find this design good". That was done in a way to say if the person wasn't a moron he would agree the design is very bad.
And sorry to cut your explanation, it simply don't mater, calling someone fanboy is forbidden by the rules.
I know it is hard to convey what we think and several times we are misunderstood, and certainly BraLoD could have been lighter on his retort to you.
Anyway I was being true on liking the design (I'm a child of the 80's and like some of the odd designs of "futurism" on the movies of the time) and my wife and friends mocked me and the design. But that is the thing with taste, some people like different stuff. I like the original consoles much more than any of their slim versions.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"