I guess the comparison could be made to like, high end wine--you can think a Bordeaux as an expression of winemaking ability and centuries of tradition and an expression of terrior but now it's just a status symbol for chinese oligarchs. If you've been in the wine collecting game for a while for the aforementioned reasons, it probably pisses you off for the latter, though you could be rightly accused of elitism for having that viewpoint (not to mention it's legit to be salty that they're running up the price of this thing that you like, which sucks regardless of whether or not its for the "wrong" reasons).
I think both the "there is something being lost here" and the "you're being an elitist dick" viewpoints are legitimate. You can't stop the graildificiation of fashion and that sucks for guys like faust, but at the same time, it actually does suck for guys like faust.
Also maybe i'm just used to pumping out pseudo intellectual garbage but I didn't think his writing style was that offensive either.
Edited by GraphicNovelty - 4/13/16 at 12:04pm