stainless824 and ender323 made some great points. I used to be like that too, I became aware of good headphones before Beats was around, which was not until I came to the US for college, and when I saw them in stores and then tried them on my BS sensor immediately went off. At the college I go to Beats are like the plague as well, and this is a school in the top 40 so you'd expect the students to be smarter than average. But now I never feel the need to make more enemies than I have to by directly going out and bashing their choices. A good friend of mine talked to me yesterday, saying that he just bought the Skullcandy Hesh, admitting that he got influenced by my headphones collection/obsession. Seeing the happy look on his face, I can't help but feel happy for him as well. At least he's enjoying what he has, so are most Beats users, in the end that's the most important thing. If anyone wants to listen to my rig I'd be glad to oblige, if they find their Beats better, that's their opinion. And that's where a bass heavy headphone in your collection comes in handy I feel that my D7000 setup playing Rack City by Tyga can convert any Beats user, will have to try that some time. Once in a while I do it to myself to remind me why I haven't sold the D7000 yet.
I do feel worried about the kids in the school of business studying marketing with Beats on their heads though...It's like taking an exam that you know you'll fail.
I wouldn't be surprised if an adequately amped (say the ALO pan am/continental?) LCD-2 can convert any Beats user as well. The sheer density of the sound coming out of those in conjunction to the rumbling, thumping yet coherent bass... beats users would definitely claim them to be 'beats on steroids'. In addition to that, you also get the smooth treble and sweet midrange, also ingredients to creating the euphonic sound without having to roll off the top end too much.
Maybe its just that people are letting beats users audition headphones that have sound signatures so vastly different from beats. I know for a fact that if I were to lend out my HD800's for a 10 minute listening session, a beats user would absolutely abhor the 'lack of bass' and the 'thin-ness' of the sound while I personally would classify the hd800's "lack of bass' as 'quick, fast and transparent bass', and 'thin-ness' as 'airiness/large soundstage'. The 'consumer' sound signature greatly differs from that of the audiophile sound signature, and people who have been led to believe that the former is high quality would more likely than not label the latter as low quality due to the lack of certain qualities (i.e. the strong but not necessarily accurate low end).
However if I were to lend out my HD800 for 1 or 2 weeks to a beats user in addition to a decent amp and dac, I'm almost sure that their tastes would change if they listened to the HD800 setup for more than an hour a day. As they grow accustomed to the characteristics of the HD800 (given that they are also listening to high quality material), their opinion of the beats sound would gradually diminish until they can't stand it any longer. After the week, they most likely appreciate the sheer resolution and imaging offered by a quality piece such as the HD800, making the Dr Dre sound slow and sluggish in comparison.
This is of course just my prediction, as I have never had the bravery/stupidity to lend out 3000 dollars worth of equipment to anyone but my closest of friends, none of which are beats users. However if I were to lend out a LCD-2, the result of a 10 minute listening session would be very different I foresee.
Despite having the dark, hip hop friendly sound signature, I doubt anybody on head-fi would put the LCD-2 in the same category as rapper endorsed headphones, and that's coming from a pair that creates enough bass to give you the impression of air compressing against your brain. :D