He is absolutely right, it is highly counterproductive and also simply rude. And it occurs to me that I was guilty of this towards @HEX in his looking for a shotgun thread. For that I truly apologize, I was wrong there. While it was only my intent that he have the best possible tool I realize that the gun he ended up with is exactly that: the best possible tool for the job. And I am sure it will serve well in the role it needs to. I am ordinarily very conscious of not being the kind of person talked about in the video and for the exact reasons discussed, and also frankly because of the simple fact of what a person is or isn't willing or able to spend on guns or gear had no bearing whatsoever on what it means to be a gun owner. I had a similar conversation on this in round about way with a coworker last night. I was talking about my desire for this thing: It costs around $1,400 which is a lot! Just prior I had mentioned how poor a shot I was with handguns. And my coworker then logically questioned why I should want such an expensive gun if I hadn't the ability to make full use of it. I answered honestly that my ability to make use of it had no bearing on my desire to get one. I simply like it and want it. There is absolutely nothing that gun can do for me that this one couldn't: It's the same gun but it costs $1,000 less. And it's still an excellent pistol. All that extra money has nothing to do with my abilities as a shooter and vice versa. It is therefore not at all right to criticize another person's decision to get the latter rather than the former. The two preferences are perfectly capable of coexisting peacefully as long as we can separate the qualities of form vs function. So again @HEX, sorry for giving you a hard time, I didn't mean anything by it. Especially now that, these days more than ever, we have a large choice in firearms that provide a high level of function at a low level of cost and it is these types of guns that are generating the greatest amount of interest, particularly among our new shooters and owners. And this is a very good thing for our culture.