There's a lot of speculation that my ear prefers a brighter sound than the norm. I know in this instance you personalize it rather than saying in general. I appreciate that! :)
I think it's worth saying that I like different sound signatures for different reasons. The Orpheus (my favorite headphone) is not a headphone which I'd imagine most people would hear as bright.
I think it's worth saying here that it is probable that more listeners prefer a bit of warmth in their sound. I've come to this conclusion over time observing comments and criticisms. It also make sense that warmth (not just bass) is associated with emotion in music. It make sense to me that when I proclaim something like the HD800 as being neutral (a headphone which CAN sound bright - but can also sound warm) some people may walk away with the impression that I favor a bright sound. It's not true, but I understand where and for what reason this assessment of my preferences originates.
x2. One just learns to ignore after a while. These people don't know what they're talking about.