While you have the right to your opinion, the concensus I picked up from sharky's and rage3d(both linked to said thread) and IMO you had almost no validity to the arguments you tried to use. At least you seem to have taken a step back and reexamined things from a more clear headed stance.
Yeah, well, you know how it goes Steppy:
You put yourself through college a few times, survive in corporate America, try to be a good husband/father/neighbor in your suburb, only to find out some guys you'll never meet think you're a dumbass because of your opinions about video cards.
I'm truly a Sisyphus for our age......