Originally Posted by TokyoSeven
This is just my own personal opinion on the matter. The way I see it is, more often than not a lot of new users (not all) show up at the door with questions, but in their minds they already have the answer (or at least the answer they want). When they do no receive the answer they want (reinforcement to their own answer that is) they get a little bent out of shape and the internet pee pees come out and the term elitist gets tossed around.
This is also something I was thinking of and does indeed happen a lot. I think that's partially because they don't understand exactly what airsoft is, how it's played, etc.
That's another reason I'll always recommend new players come out to a game before buying any equipment.