I posted this comment to BoLS in reply to the usual "40K is not designed for competitive play!" nonsense that Cowman_Returns and Striker8 were spewing. I used a bad word, so it triggered a moderation. I dunno if it will get approved or not, but I thought that you guys would enjoy it.
Once upon a time, there were 3 car enthusiasts. 2 of them decided one day to try and tweak their old Chevy so they could race a bit faster with their other friends.
"I think we should add more ventilation." said the first, looking under the hood. "It runs too hot."
"Naw, I think we need to re-program the timing first." said the second, pointing to some wires that led from a black box. "That might fix it right there."
"It won't work you idiots!" said the third. "That car wasn't designed for racing! Just drive it around casually like it was meant to be used. You know, to the store and back. All you 2 guys ever do is argue about this crap. It's ruining the driving for me! Driving should be casual!"
"Why are you hanging out with us?" Said the first. "All you ever do is bitch and complain."
"Yeah" Said the second. "What's your problem? We're just trying to have some fun! It's not like we're messing with YOUR car or anything."
"I'm just trying to point out the TRUTH!" Said the third. "That car just isn't designed for racing. You guys should just paint it up nice and cruise Main Street like I do! If you did you'd understand how STUPID racing is. Cruising is relaxing and cool and everyone should do it!"
"But that's boring" Said the first. "I like tweaking. I get to learn how engines work. I also get to see if I can get more power out of my car than other guys do."
"Yeah!" Said the second. "I like the competition. The challenge. I know it's not your thing, but that's no reason to talk crap about how WE like to have fun."
"You're not listening to me!" Argued the Third. "Racing is dumb! Trying to race with that car is pointless. There are real race cars you can buy! Why are you tweaking this old Chevy? It looks like crap anyhow. Can't you at least paint over the bondo?"
"I don't care how it looks." Replied the first.
"Yeah, we'll paint it up if we go to a big race or something. But it's not that important to us. If you don't like it, don't drive with us. We'll understand."
"NO!" Yelled the Third guy again. "YOU'RE MAKING EVERYONE THINK LIKE YOU DO! THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE WAY TO DRIVE! STOP RACING!!! STOP IT!"
(And then the third guy wondered why the first and second guy got mad at him for being an asshole.)