Hey, Joe! :)
Browsing the other sub-forums for such a long time left me with a ton of questions that I thought would be able to be answered here, such as why people describe amps the same way they describe headphones. I have similar questions about DAC's as well, but now that I actually know more about the history of this place, I think a different forum would be a better place for me.
That one link you sent me yesterday, Joe, has answered quite a few of my questions and is helping me find answers to extra questions that pop up as I go along. I really appreciate that.
There is just no middle ground here, and I mean that in the sense of attitudes, not beliefs. Apparently because of all the drama that I wasn't aware of before I joined here, a rift has formed and really does a disservice for new members who are looking for honest answers. So it seems here I either get one of two types of people - someone completely subjective to the point of apathy regarding anything technical, and then the total and exact polar opposite, people so objective they refuse to honestly answer any subjective question with a real response, even when the person asking the question is looking for an objective answer.
The biggest difference is the solely subjective people come off as much nicer and welcoming, which can lead people to make decisions that they otherwise wouldn't have if they weren't so disgusted and turned-off by the attitudes of the solely objective people, the people they'd actually prefer an answer from. My suggestion would be, instead of making fun of someone asking about cables or whatever they may be asking, and instead of responding with rhetorical questions and snide remarks, if you really just don't want to answer the question, just don't, and perhaps someone with more patience for noobies will come along and provide the answer they were looking for. Some of you guys half-way answer a question and act like you never wanted to answer the question in the first place, and were forced to do so, which is the most baffling part for me.
And a lot of you act offended when someone asks an objective question with a subjective base. Instead of just being able to ask a question, I actually have to do research first to make sure my question is "technical" enough to not offend anyone, which can eventually lead me to the answer without the forums assistance, but good golly, it'd be so much easier if I could just be honest and a simpleton and just ask a question without being essentially attacked with aggressive-passive-aggressiveness and hateful rhetoric.
Anywoot, I give up. Not completely, just with this sub-forum. I might hop on Skype and shoot you some questions every now and again, Joe, if yah don't mind. :)
Edited by Meremoth - 7/1/13 at 4:34pm