I did what pipe did before I responded and tried to ascertain if Bob was just being witty or was he in fact, truly crapping on the thread. I determined it was crapping by carefully analyzing his responses to other threads using Mr. Peabody's Thread Analysis Machine. I would love to crap on other's threads when we are high fiving all around about some piece of gear I personally dislike for good reason, but I don't. If I feel strongly enough about it, then I PM that person with my perspective. It just struck me as kinda rude that he felt compelled to express his distaste for the veneer when we all can agree that not everyone would choose that. I don't personally like starburst finishes, but I don't go out of my way to post a response saying I don't care for that person's choice. oops, guess I just did!! Need to change the batteries in the Machine.
See, now Bob feels bad because he thinks we hate him. We don't. We just want him to refrain from being negative at the expense of other's feelings (the actual speaker owners, not us loiterers). Didn't your parents always tell us to only say something if it was nice, otherwise clam up? We still love you Bob. Don't go away because we called you out.