Listen buddy, I wasn't trying I argue with ya. I see your point but my point is I bought 2 chrom hi to give them the benefit of the doubt because, like you said, they were getting rave reviews all over. But both just looked terrible on me. Bad leather, thin sole. My wife and friends couldn't believe how much I paid for them seeing as they looked so cheap. So I invested in the trap. Much better and at COST price they were much cheaper. Having said that, I got the chron-zip at Xmas and love em. Much better materials and sturdier with the lug sole.
But on a side note people are reacting to you coz historically older members who turn up generally do it to stir things up then give a long boring speech about "how this place has changed" and "it used to better" and no one wants to hear it so when they you making statements which to me, seemed valid enough albeit badly put, they react badly. Just like daaan said, we can all do better.