David, I didn't say that was what Eric was doing, but instead that my reaction to his writing style was analogous to that situation. There's a big difference. If I'd stated it in a more bland way I don't think I would've gotten across the magnitude of my reaction as clearly. I tried to convey that I do have respect for Eric and what he is trying to say, but that his style throws me off because of where I am coming from. I'm sorry if that didn't come through.
Somehow, statements of *my* observations about *my* reaction to Eric's writing style are not being perceived as I stated them, but rather as attacks on Eric's character and judgement - which just goes to show me that even correct grammar, punctuation, etc. are no guarantee of getting my message across ;-) I've removed the post, since my writing style seemed to offend more than just David.