Oh my goodness, are we all due our periods or something?
Lovak, I think I know what the problem is here. Nobody is "sucking down negativity" or picking on you per se. I'm thinking the general response is more one of defensiveness. If you look back on what you wrote, it does sound just a teensy bit self richeous and judgemental. I don't think you meant to come across that way, but your post was offensive - You are probably just attempting to express your allegence as a fan, but perhaps without thinking, you're publicly declaring yourself a good guy, whilst you condemn others, who you assume would take advantage and deprive our favourite beloved artists of the royalties they are due from album sales. However it doesn't go down too well with the rest of us to feel we are being shoulted at, called a "twit", told we are selfish, immoral, unethical, and lacking in the virtues you possess, and implying that we are demanding and needy and somehow lesser in status than the select special few in receipt of promotional samples. And you even managed to insult "raging drag queens" as being somehow on the lowest rung of the gayness ladder or whatever (and are they all gay in an case? I wouldn't have thought so but what would I know).
In this post you imply that you're different - better - than everybody else, because you have integrity. You have a solid set of morals and live your life as though Jesus, and The Boys, were watching - and might just be reading this.
(So pure in thought and word and deed, while we didn't quite succeed.
Des is right, you kind of do sound a bit Jackass-ish, but reading between the lines I sense you mean well and your main intention was to show support to the boys and this forum. It just comes across wrong, s'all.