I think what really bothers me (just a bit) is the excessive taking about the gear. Period. With or without referring the music they listen to. Equipment is something that should be shortly presented and described, but some folks simply like to discourse endlessly and far beyond the reasonable - about equipment. A good example are cables reviews: too much talk.
I am, always was, totally into music. Since I was a little kid, music always rocked my world no matter what kind it is, classical or rock. Then comes the equipment (and yes, I also drool and dream with lots of components), but music comes first. And being a music lover and having studied music and played some instruments, I enjoy listening to many styles of music -from classical to pop, to folk, to hard rock, etc. And I can assure you that most of the musicians and people that have a real knowledge about music tend to be this eclectic. That's why I don't get the comment from Mattmiller about eclectic musical tastes. What's odd about enjoying Rage Against the Machine as much as Chopin? It's all music!
By the way, someone referred Fela Kuti; that's funny because I already had the chance to watch him perform for more than one time (in Portugal).