(I know, I know, I should stop replying, but like I say, it's just kind of fascinating, & funny.) The point is, that ad hom invites ad hom. The dread spectre of 'you started it' then comes in. See Circular Fallacy. I'm laughing, mate. More than I have done on a forum for a while. No feelings hurt here, but much bemusement. Again, either deliberate misinterpretation or massive oversensitivity of a passing mention of time. No attack offered based on shortness of tenure (I like new blokes. Great believer in the level playing field), your own massively sensitive stance sees it as an attack based on absolutely nothing. I'm impressed by cramming so much intransigence into a couple of weeks. That's all. People contest points here all the time, it's a good thing, but they don't usually do it from such an entrenched & sensitive position that disallows any & all disagreement, then get all twitchy about it. And, again, nobody really has to prove anything is wrong or right in matters of opinion, particularly to satisfy some random stranger's anger. Sources & personal experiences differ. It's a discussion. The world is 100 shades of grey. Subjective & objective history can live alongside one another (grudgingly), but the second someone clings to their hardened objective view on something as passing as this, it just gets weird. You're taking the stance that everything anyone says counter to your view is irrelevant. Claiming personal experience, and then dismissing it from others. My liking a post is 'interesting', & then the reply/explanation is irrelevant. ('Likes' certainly are, the most ephemeral thing, almost as ephemeral as post-count or time served. You'd have to be uber sensitive to give a toss there.) If there is one weapon that served in WW2 which 100% adored, or hated, I've yet to hear of it. Some people think good things about the Carbine, others don't. Nobody needs to be biting so hard on the strap while growling. Someone getting carried away with a Carbine: Wondered if it was real at first. Surely Vampir influence. Little acorns, I suppose. Gotta start somewhere. We probably shouldn't look at such things with KB & his Hoyt-Clagwell connections... He may be tempted.