Sorry - didn't realise that "post count" had anything to do with knowledge.
You're right, it doesn't but it does have a lot to do with understanding the types of things people discuss on here/familiarity of the forum. There are also many of us who have a number of posts, none of which them include '+1'.
THIS post was made AFTER the 'cable-end' post as means of explanation; not absolvement or seeking acceptance.
Fair enough - but i think your mindset is still a bit off... your explanation whether you like it or not, is actually seeking acceptance, however it seems strange to me that we need an entire thread to indulge 1 new member in order to understand their personality type and why they are agressive towards other members. It's like your mum used to say "if you've got nothing nice to say..."
Do not criticise me just because I am different to you... I don't want people to be like me...just more "open minded"
Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
I see WAAAAAAAAY too many riders out there who won't even acknowledge another biker unless they have a high-end carbon road bike and are clad in lycra!
Agreed, but do you think those kinds are on here? I would have thought that even the internet is below those types who stick to their 'boutique' bike shops and whatever the price tag says, dictates quality...
Whilst i understand what you're saying about the difference in weight between cable ends and superglue/dipping in solder or whatever, i think after reading through that post, and some others who've responded here, you'll find that these things are far more than just a weight saving exercise.
Like what others have said, riding can (for me at least) be broken down into two categories - the racing/riding and the hobby of bikes. For many of us the joy of riding/racing is just as good as the search of making our bikes better/lighter (the hobby). I love riding, i do crash my bike every now and again in a race and i do do some dodgy fixes to get it back on the road quickly to continue riding asap. However, this doesn't stop me from being interested in a lot of the nice components that are more often than not, lighter than the cheaper ones.
In saying that, weight for many whilst a major consideration is not of primary concern - just see the number of different frames we all ride - do we all buy based on weight? NO! i would say 99% of us would rate the number 1 priority when buying a frame is FIT.
As far as buying light weight over the quality of the product - see the post "what's your worst purchase" for example of many people who have bought light and unreliable components, there are other thread with examples of this - one guy who bought KCNC brakeset and hit someone by accident (not his fault) but enough to go back to more powerful brakes, Ti pedals that have failed, countless lightweigh carbon rimmed wheels... we all know that there are more reliable parts out there and this forum serves many of us to find that 'ideal' component that is the perfect balance of lightweight, durability and cost... but this is an individual thing and not something you can beat people down about.
I think you just need to adjust your perception of the poeple on here - relax a bit more... i had a bit of a look over your posts since you began and they all seem to have a bit of a negative and grumpy tone to them... this will not win people over on here... and if you do have knowledge to share, which you would over many that are not working in bike stores that do tend to get pre-release information, then please contribute in a positive way otherwise whatever valuable knowledge you have will be ignored because of it's delivery and how people perceive you as.
Sure there are some posts i have read and though 'oookkkaaayyy' but i NEVER post to beat them down and tell them they're stupid... some of these threads as they progress may contain some idea that does help you.
And finally, Welcome to Weight Weenies