It still bugs me. To me it's more the attitude people have when they think they are tough as nails and an amazing shot. And then they go on boasting with stories on how the odds were against them and they killed everyone single handedly. And go on and on about themselves. And then I look on their shoulder and they have given themselves a sergeant's rank. Or jump wings. I get the reenacting part of it all. It's when people actually think they are better than everyone else and try to use a fake rank to try to earn the same respect a real soldier deserves.
I know some of you guys disagree with me, and that's fine and dandy. It's still my pet peeve and that's what this thread is all about.