I think everyone here understands why, just that we are too politically correct in this age of "misogyny".
It is a phenomenon that occurs when money is begotten too easily without effort or merit. And not necessarily restricted to Asians, we can include some Russians too.
Hence the reason why there is a roaring trade within China for empty bottles of Lafite. Hell, you can flog a Bin 389 in a Grange bottle, and the chances of someone knowing is less than 1%, and even if that person knows, he/she will keep quiet if some other big shot is paying for the meal.
Go figure that the annual production of Lafite is 30k per annum, and consumption in China is running at 300k bottle per year. Same story with high quality maotai.
And go figure why Starbucks cups are reused in China.
p/s I always thought the word misogyny sounds like a Japanese broth concocted by a mythical creature residing in a lamp.
This is related to what I was saying yesterday (sandwiched between a futile eBay argument). At this stage, certain pockets of Chinese and other Asian culture are exceptionally vain. There's a misconception that vanity is a "self" centred concept, but in reality those who are vain care more about what everyone else thinks of them than what they think of themselves. This is the opposite of being self centred.
In China, when you purchase a LV monogram trucker's hat, that purchase is more about others than it is about you. In Petepan's example, it's more looking like you're drinking the Grange than actually drinking it.
This is of course, partly to blame on the West, or at least the portrayal of the West that Chinese people choose to see.
IMO, releasing oneself from this vain way of consuming is liberating.
There is a strange pleasure in purchasing/wearing/consuming something of extreme quality, purely for your own enjoyment, that you know the vast majority of people will never care to appreciate.