I am all relaxed now.
I obviously ruffled more than a few feathers here by my comments and I apologize if my comments offended anyone.
I also by my comments hijacked the OP's thread and got things off topic and for that Dan I apologize to you.
I obviously (as you could tell) was a bit miffed by people telling a fella that what he wanted was not really what he should get, or maybe he was not aware that there were other options out there and he should make a better choice. And, I guess when I heard the comments such as "outdated", "mystique", or told to find something else- that were basically putting down the fellas choice- it struck a nerve and I reacted. I should have kept my feelings to myself- or just to the OP. Again I am sorry.
And not to make an excuse here, but I guess I am just a guy that does not like it when people give other people advice, or they put down someone elses choice when they do not ask for it. Same thing as if if someone posted a specific post asking for a particular tent and posted a WTB a old "Moss" tent, "MSR", or "BA" Or a "Hilleberg Akto", or fill in the blank with any other floored double or singe wall tent;- and then, instead of help of having one or finding one for them, if they got comments back along the lines of: "Those tents are too heavy, you don't want one of those outdated things, you should use a tarp- that is the way to go- lighter and will work fine". Well, I would feel the same way. I would feel like the fella is not asking you what your opinion is of his choice or what he should do- he just wants to buy a particular tent, and is asking if anyone has one. That is just a peeve that I have when people put in there opinion when it is not asked for. And I guess that is what I did here.
But what I should do, and should have done in the above example and should have done here- is to keep my mouth and key board shut.
And from now on I will be sure to do that.
And Dan enjoy Philmont and your adventure with your Sons!