Everyone at one point can be labeled as elitist, but are not.
When I play at milsims, I want to get totally immersed in the play as far as kit, tactics, and basically real world simulation. This obviously may lead people to believe your super hardcore, elitist, or taking things waaaay to seriously(which is not the case), it's just how I personally play.
That and airsoft fad's. ie: Multicam, Eotec's, and bad leadership.