Sure i'm all for polls. But your post was not about polls, it was 'FoV is slightly lower but if that saves us 9 months wouldn't that have been the best solution?' You think they should have gone one way, i think another. But when i laid that out you flip it to ' its not just about you.' Surely you understand that by an equal measure i could have responded to 'FoV is slightly lower but if that saves us 9 months wouldn't that have been the best solution?' with its not just about you, right? You understand that that would have been disingenuous if done to you right? Do you understand why i didn't do it?
I literally made a post where for the bulk of it i talk about my opinion differing from yours but yours being an equally valid opinion that i can understand the root of, that i would even share on other aspects and how it was just luck that pimax ended up going with the thing i agreed with, and your take away from that post about validating the opinions i disagree with is 'its not just about you'.
Between this and expanding the definition of social justice warrior to technically cover any opinion defending any decision by any other person or group i am beginning to get the sense of you as being someone who gets into a lot of internet debates, and who has by necessity developed an argumentative toolkit for winning arguments.
Consider, had you just typed
'Don't you agree they should have at least checked with us if we wanted to wait 9 months more to get to 200 degrees FoV without distortion instead of 180 degrees without distortion?'
or even lead with.
'I can see where you are coming from, but its based on a patience not all backers would have or can afford, Don't you agree they should have at least checked with us if we wanted to wait 9 months more to get to 200 degrees FoV without distortion instead of 180 degrees without distortion?'
It would have been a concession of a reasonable post which was designed to find a space of mutual respect and the existence of a range of valid opinions. I could have responded with just, ' absolutely.'
But you didn't. I want you to think about why.
As someone who spent like 5 years of free time in atheist internet debates in the early 2000's i am here to tell you that you it is not worth it. You are fighting in Valhalla, not here, this shit is beyond meaningless, but wherever else you are arguing where you honed these skills . At the end of the day, everyone will get back up. And they will fight again tomorrow. No one will change their mind.
Folks. I gotta love you and leave you. God speed to pimax, i look forward to getting my headset whenever.