Just remember, Gene, "The eagle soars; he does not swoop." Don't validate this little man by engaging him in contest. You have more integrity in one of your smaller boogers than he does in his entire body. In my 50+ years in audio, I've run up against a few of these passive-aggressive, schadenfreude-immersed tough guys, and they all have serious internal issues. Now if I could only get a hold of one of his carbon fiber turntable platter mats to substantially lower my noise floor!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!