Oh, but I've seen plenty of rows on The Pump over the years! :D
I agree that the nastiness looks ridiculous when you're not involved or affected by it, but when you get into a position where you're standing up for yourself or your beliefs more than seems reasonable, and you get a group or individual deliberately pouring water/scorn on pretty much anything you say or do it gets wearing... What can you do?
It is a shame tho, cos for most of us it IS just a hobby, after all! Other than the heritage protection stuff, anyway! :)
Now stop bumping these threads and let it all die away! ;)