I play both. I've always enjoyed the fun/light mood of paintball, playing with the right people of course. For me airsoft is more of a "grown-up" way to dress up and play soldier, making it a totally different experience.
The same safety principles apply to both sports and there are careless/idiotic people on both sides of the fence. This is what happens when just any civilian can get their hands on something that shoots projectiles, regardless if it's BB's or paintballs, or potatoes, whatever.
I enjoy both and I can't stand elitist views in either community. I don't care how "mil-sim" you think you are, it's a game, get the fuck over it.
My biggest airsoft pet peeve besides idiots would have to be hi-cap mags. Totally defeats the idea of realism.
Last edited by cadpat_tact; July 31st, 2012 at 19:38..