I realize now that nobody really cares..
I realize that i really don't care when im riding AM either. I have a simple steel hardtail frame, solid wheels, cheap but good Rock Shox fork and cheap brakes on big discs..
We have two guys wich is totally new, proper nice people.
These have been riding road some years..
One guy bought a 6000$ Yeti as his first bike. The other guy bought a 3600$ GT as his first bike, rode that for one year and now recently he bought a Mondraker with a RSP price of 6900$
Eventough im a more experienced rider i didn't think a second about it! My bike has cost me 1400$..
I have met guys which is basically worse than any kid on the street with 6000$ DH bikes..I can think bad thoughts about these..
That would be like watching a 300lbs guy who hasn't moved his fat ass the last couple of years on a brand new top spec dogma.
If i show up on the most expensive roadbike there is.. doesn't matter! I will be judged how i treat people, and how good i ride.