Re: Why so much hostility?
No, I think it's mainly in the gen hardware and cpu, memory one. They mainly start with A > B than B, than someone calls someone else a fanboy, then they argue for 3 pages about nothing and just insult each other.
I would agree that it is probably because of the massive amount of new technology this year. The amount of new graphics cards, OSes, consoles, disc drives, and processors has everyone bent out of shape.