often times if feels like when they come here, they're not so much guilty of buying into the hype but rather trading one hype for another
they're not made to feel welcome, its just a bunch of elitist who probably never heard the beats to begin with dictating what is and what isnt good sound.
not implying that thats what you are, but i feel like there is alot of pressure to push grados or sennheisers or other bass light headphones over phones like beats to people who really only wanted bass to begin with and thats the part that alot of members here cant comprehend
Well, that's debateable. Certainly there are fanboys here as well. I myself get attached to certain models on occassion, and in general I like AKG's house sound, but I still try to be open-minded and objective about recs.
FWIW, I did own both a Studio and a SoloHD, and I try to confine my negative comments exclusively to those two (because I did not have a positive ownership experience with them).
As far as catering to bassheads, there are quite a lot of recommendations for the XB series... So it's not like Head-Fiers completely don't get it.