Anyways, that is all I have to say. By posting in this thread, I cannot help but feel that I am treading in territory I shouldn't be in. I feel the need to express my views, but I also feel terrible for actually posting them as well.
Haha, I should probably take a break from the forums for awhile. Just enjoy the rest of my winter break with a nice book, YouTube videos, and Dominion.
If you have an opinion, and you want to epress it, do so. But be advised, this is something that makes many opening posts on this forum rubbish - this is not a blog. When you express an opinion, you're going to get responses, so you're engaging in an implicit agreement to defend your opinion.
That you, NamKim, are the one that posted this opinion is meaningless in our responses - look at us not pulling any punches from FDru's not very sensible post. The issue wasn't even with your stance, but the specific arguments you've used to support it, and the lack of such arguments for some points.
If you don't mind engaging in such discussions, and having to rethink and justify your opinions, keep doing so. If this activity is stressful to you, then perhaps you might benefit from a break from this forum - and TBH, I often feel I need a vacation too, but for different reasons.
For most of the points on this forum, Elo is not really relevant, as much as is critical thought and good expressive skills, which is also a danger of fora, where someone that appears to know what they're saying will often have more people listening than someone who knows but is completely unintelligible.
Now, finally, I think there is some merit to the idea that a lack of real choice is not ideal, but then it's cost and benefit, is this specific instance of lack of choice worth it, on the whole. I personally think it is, but this is a subjective call.