This whole 'legit' vs 'real' Linux users really makes me laugh. I'm a power user, I'm an IT professional specialising in security (which means LOTS of linux). But I want my machine to just work, I don't want to spend hours fixing bugs or 'tweaking' the system because x doesn't work with y. So, all this so called 'tweaking' takes away my actual computing time, as it would for anyone else.
This then begs the question, who are the 'real' users here when us ubuntu users spend more time actually using our systems?
I'm all for playing around and learning new things but never on a production machine (usually a VM for me) and never knock those who are learning...afterall there was a time when ALL linux users learnt what sudo was!
Besides, most these guys are socially inept and have to get their kicks from beating down what could well be the next Linus.