Originally Posted by Lennie
Whats beautiful is that Sam C. can make one post on an internet forum and elicit 10 pages of responses on the first day on another beer forum.
Heh, yeah Christ I ask some questions here and with all the experienced people on here I often get one response over days and have to bump the thread. Couldn't believe this is an 11 page thread in one day.
Anyhow, I admit I'm guilty of clicking and reading. I read Sam's post and all I have to say is this....
In all my years as a musician the most important thing I feel I've learned is you simply cannot please everyone and there will always... ALWAYS be negative opinions on you and what you do not matter what.
I personally don't visit BeerAdvocate, I've seen it but never found any viable reason to use it or interact with it. Snobbery comes on all levels among all things. No matter the hobby or field - automotive, cigars, music, wine, cheese, legal, etc there is always snobbery. I for one find it rather amusing how people love something then instantly turn on it.
All you need to do to see this attitude in action is read the negative reviews of bands 2nd or 3rd albums. The hilarious dichotomy is that if you make an album similar in sound to the first you will have those hating it because it sounds like a repeat. However, if the album sounds different then you have the negative reviewers saying it's nothing like the original and the band has changed for the worse.