I think it was the statement, in bold type: Gillette got it right the first time; every iteration thereafter was a worse razor than the one that preceded it. followed by mostly opinion, mixed in with a bit of fact, that got my attention.
I should have let it go, but it seemed odd to call out a company for their products, and then basically make it mostly about opinion. I thought I had made it clear in my post that that was why I had responded. I also made it clear, that everyone, including you, will have your own opinions on shaving equipment based on each persons own needs. Making something a 'worse razor', not based on your opinion, but a statement of fact that Gillette's quality/usability has gone down, doesn't really stand unless it is fact backing it up. I don't think I can explain better without going in circles, but if you are saying your opinion, just say it, "I liked the earlier models because reason X".
It has nothing to do with 'fandom', just the use of language I guess.
I wasn't saying anything other than that, and I apologize if my tone came through negatively. I think you are right, it did provide interesting conversation. Personally I think some of the points I made do as well. The differences here are part of what makes this place great as much as the similarities.
I think what they were trying to say is that what's good and better in the shaving in general (as some folks enjoy using electric and cartridge razors) is highly debatable and saying that one is better than the other regardless of the ''truth, facts and logic'' sparks huge debates and not only people get offended by that, but in some cases it gets much worse than that and the mighty mods have to interfere with the problems of us mortals.
I'm sure that your intentions are good and you only seek to find it our why some folks like this or that more than something else, but not everyone feels it that way, especially when you question their motives and even so if they have more experience than you.
I've been in a similar situation when I said a couple of times that (in genera) I disagree with the idea that the rare vintage razors (blades and to some degree the very expensive modern razors) provide much better shaves compared to the ''almost'' the same, but more common razors and their versions. I even bought most of the razors not only to prove my point, but because I love collecting vintage (mostly) Gillette razors and I find them to be great shavers (just not as magical as some folks claim they are) and people don't react to my posts and comments like they used to, since now (in their mind probably) I have a more solid proof than before, even though I knew what I was getting into, but I digress.
There's a reason why people are saying things like - IMO, IMHO and of course the famous - YMMV, because otherwise, we wouldn't be able to discuss anything without every thread to be under a constant watch of a mod 24/7.