I agree, but I do feel like I've seen him make 3 or so unprompted posts about how much better he likes calf than shell. It's a whatever opinion, but it seems the way he goes about his initial posts they're designed to provoke a defense of shell, like he's saying "I still don't understand why you guys like shell, even though that's your opinion and I don't care." Whether he's intentionally doing it or not, that's probably why people argue with him.
Well I don't see a lot of people arguing with me. And to be honest calfskin does not get a lot of respect around here. You guys love your cordovan and are always shouting about it - and that is fine. Well I love my calfskin, and for form and function, I believe it equals shell - IMHO.