If there is an example of a thread someone posted that's similar to yours on SBAF, that ain't it. The person who posted that thread gave specific examples of things he was looking at, whereas yours is the generic Head-Fi "what is the best?" Trust me, I lurked on this forum for a while and I still managed to post noise (to the point I earned my dislikes, yes). And I'm still learning about how not to be a complete degenerate and actually contribute to the forum, so I've not doubt I'll continue to earn some dislikes for a time. I never complained about the dislikes though. To be frank, you sound like a contemporary college kid: self-entitled and can't take any criticism without considering it offensive/getting "triggered" (I mean, you literally got 2 dislikes on a forum; that's far from the end of the world).