You are allowed to have opinions, and people are allowed to express opinions about those opinions. For instance, Mr. Charles evidently believes that the issues in this thread are paltry, and the opinions expressed are out of proportion with the situation. Pufu is supporting that assertion. I don't see what is causing problems here. On topic discussion does not necessarily mean escalating, recirculating pointless debates. I think the supposition that something is rather beneath heated discussion is a valid point.