Mrtennis, Your earlier post of which I responded to was fully in jest out of respect.
I fully understand and agree with your current question. I grew up in the Antique business, so I well understand the mind of the collector. I was drawn to this site to educate myself on "hi-fi" since I was ready to build a system of which I had dreamed of since I was very young.
I sense a Camaraderie and respect for a number of members here of good character of which I feel they also display in their everyday lives. Given that scenario it is almost inevitable that the conversation will deviate to other areas where opinions are held in high regard.