If somebody else bought a different gun than you, it might mean that you bought the wrong one. But you wouldn't waste your hard-earned cash on the wrong gun, so that obviously means that the other guy bought the wrong one. And is a (stuck-up gun snob/idiot cheapskate), to boot!
In a discussion elsewhere, someone pointed out that it was the same on camera forums and bicycle forums and...
Think about it: Joe Schmoe wants to get a bicycle. He does his research, determines how much he can afford, heads down to the bike shop, chats with the sales clerk, sits on a few bikes... and then invests $800+ dollars of his identity into a chunk of aluminum, steel, and rubber.
So when he gets on the bike forum and someone tells him his Crankrailleur 2000 is garbage and he should have bought a ShockStumper 750, what's he supposed to think?
- He was too dumb to do his research right?
- He's not rich enough to buy a decent enough bike to get into the club?
- He was so gullible that he let the salesman talk him into a bad purchase?
- The other guys on this forum are just stupid snobs who don't know a good bike when they see one and spent too much on their worthless crap?
(h/t to ToddG)