I love the sentiment bugrimmar. Sadly, it doesn't seem to change much. There are a good number of sensible people here. But there are an equal number if not more that enjoy malicious behavior and will continue to their aggression towards any threat to their ego.
I wrote a piece against fanboyism some time ago and you can see some good reactions and some negative reactions. I'm not sure if all the points are still applicable, but I think I was in a similar mindset to yours (fed up with fanboyism). http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=25504
@pbroy, it's not about taking it too seriously. It's about when the behavior becomes detrimental the community. Obviously we have mods and they do a good job handling the seriously detrimental behavior, but there is still lot of only slightly damaging behavior that gets through which adds up over time. I'm not a psycologist, but people have agreed with my observations so perhaps there is some truth to them.