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This is not meant to start a flame war, so please don't do so. I am just curious about why Dragon elicits such an aggressive defense from people.
Take a close look at the thread below. One person, I repeat: ONE PERSON, posted a rude, insulting comment regarding Dragon. Two or three others expressed their disappointment with Dragon's choice of new release. And this is what we got in response:
"Some people have too much to complain about!"
"I feel really sorry for those of you who whine for the sake of whining."
"not having the grand insight to model the kits you deem desirable?"
"seems like people have no other problems these days since they can keep crying about almost every new release thats out there."
"i wonder what all the fuss is about."
"Have we become such an unhappy lot ?"
"I don't want to hear all the whinning about wishing you had got one when they were available"
Seriously, what is it about Dragon that makes it a sin to question them? If you've been a member of this forum for longer than a week, you'll know that we comment on and complain about a great many models and manufacturers. Why don't people rise to a passionate defense of Mirage, Italeri, Revell, ICM, MW, ACE, or any other company when their products are panned?
A number of manufacturers read this forum, and several even use it for interacting with their customer base. Such discussions about wants and desires provide valuable feedback for them. I am not defending Al's language in criticizing Dragon, but I will defend his right to do so. Why is Dragon off-limits when other manufacturers are fair game?
PS. Thank you to everyone below who posted reasonable comments, both pro and con, without resorting to criticizing their fellow modelers.