I'm sorry, but maybe it's you who is acting a bit defensive? I don't care if someone feels a DAC/amp I'm interested in or use is garbage, but as I've understood the culture here all opinions (especially strong ones) should always come with arguments attached in the first place. Just posting that something is garbage and leaving it at that offers no informative value, it's noise not signal. The why part isn't something that anyone should have to separately ask for. That being said the original comment was a private correspondence that wasn't supposed to be publicly posted anyway, but your follow ups were in a style that would get random new accounts quickly banned as sorrodje pointed out. No big deal though, I do understand that more established members have more leeway.