Now, I may not be an "experienced" as other people, but I think you're just downing them for the sake of putting down the "noobs" imo. They're very solid headphones, it's not like they're beats or anything, sure they're more expensive now by like 20 bucks, but that's it. They're fun to listen to, and yea, they might not be THE BEST in their category, but they certainly are good.
No - he's not actually. If you want an example - look at post #5 in this thread. It's a classic example. OP said he wanted a closed can for playing drum-kit - but was looking for balance. I recommended HM5 as an alternative to the SRH840 because it is very balanced, closed and comfortable - but OP also asked for comparison of M50 and SRH840. Poster #5 promptly came in, gave his "vote" to the the M50 and disappeared. He had never heard the SRH840 or any other headphone that was mentioned.
This was typical of the M50 'hype' period. They were (still are) a good can - for people looking for an all purpose headphone - if they are looking for a V shaped signature. The problem was that while they were recommended to quite a few newcomers to the forums, a lot of the newcomers then came back and recommended them to everyone - regardless of the fact that they had often not heard any other comparable headphone - and most of the time they completely ignored what the original poster was asking for. As more people got them - they drowned out more experienced posters who had other (and often better) alternatives to consider. Consequently you got massive hype - that was continuously self-perpetuating.
If you want a laugh - look at the "typical head-fier Andy" thread - M50 gets mentioned quite a lot in there.
But if you like yours - enjoy them - your personal tastes are all that matter. My own personal experience (I like a more balanced can) - they weren't overly comfortable (pads are awful), mids are recessed, and too V shaped for me. I'll be interested to hear your comments on the M50 if/when you start trying other cans.
For anyone who enjoys a moderately V shaped signature, and looking for a closed can, with punchy bass and sparkly highs - yep they're still good in the sub $150 bracket. Apparently the SRH840 pads can fit them which will make them more comfortable (plus the 840 pads will last longer).