Think he was referring to my build, which is titled "The Snob Machine" in my signature.
Regarding Red, it works and it can work quite well if you spend the time and effort to get it dialed in perfectly. My analogy was still fair though since one could argue that a Timex is lighter, cheaper and possibly more accurate than a Rolex. Coming from Campy, I didn't think I'd like 9100, but after my first few minutes on it, I was in awe of how well it worked. This is something Imaking20 kept telling me before but I kept dismissing cause I had Campy dialed in perfectly so how can you improve on perfection?
Well, Shimano took perfection and made it better. The groupset just feels so refined and the indexing is next level. I say that about the indexing because with Red and Campy, you can always overshift to the next largest gear when moving up the cassette if you push past the click. That's not really the case with 9100, it's almost like it's electronic. And then there's the brakes... Man, those brakes work so effing well. I'm sure they could even make those Alto wheels stop on a dime. They've done wonders for my Enve textured wheels... Which I disdain. But, the braking is so good on them now that when I demoed a disc brake bike last Friday, I actually preferred the feel of 9100 over the disc bike. I felt I had to apply more force to get the same stopping power (it's possible the demo bike needed to be fixed) but still, that's how good 9100 brakes are.
My only gripe with the shifting and I think someone mentioned above, the shifts down the cassette are not tactile enough. They made the action too light. One thing I do like about Red and Super Record is that there is no uncertainty if you shifted.