I don't see how one can 'undermine' anything audio related, or how I did so. At the end of the day, if you're happy with what you have then you'll ignore my opinion and all will be well with the world. He gave his opinion saying he liked his Beats Pro, I gave mine, and suggested he try something different of comparable value because the chance of him finding better gear at the same price is extremely high. Once again, that's the whole point of joining the Head-Fi community.
Now I'm not going to argue semantics with you for an hour - you can feel free to think that Beats Pro are the end-all of sound pinnacle, and I can feel free to disagree and post about it to my heart's content, and if you make use of your membership here to do a quick search on the topic, you'll find I'm far from being the only one who thinks so. If it hurts your feelings that I personally think the Beats Pro are crappy headphones not worth a quarter of the price they cost then I suggest you grow thicker skin - you'll need it everytime you read a topic about a piece of gear you own. That's friendly advice - not being a gatekeeper. :)