Wow, this thread became an instant classic while I was sleeping. Is my life so boring that the highlight of my week was in playing some small role in instigating a "shoe off?" Probably.
I wanted to say DaskB was a troll, but I don't think so anymore. I think it is a combination of sheer cluelessness, misplaced machismo, and the fact that English is definitely NOT his first language. As such, I think he misreads our INITIAL discussions (back on page one where we were simply disagreeing with him) as direct affronts.
I'm just waiting for the eventual (and we know it's coming!) GOODBYE, CRUEL BOARD post where he says we're all no fun and he's leaving.