Also, good god programmers can be a snarky bunch. It's always, "I was programming in assembly before we even had an editor to do it in." Everything becomes a holy war. It's like I always say, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, no matter how wrong it is.
Perhaps this is a result of the fact that inferring someone's tone and intention from plain text can be quite difficult. It's easy to always assume that others are just being argumentative.