Seriously though; I've been gone here for months and it's like I never left.
Well you need to look at the dates on the posts, I haven't said anything on that subject in quite a while. And that was true when you wrote that, too.
Sometimes I'm gone for like 2 weeks and come back here and see people writing that Brian/seeker78 has supposedly been making 20 posts when I hadn't done any in that time. It's somewhat offensive to be portrayed in such an inaccurate manner.
I'm actually not that active on this board, partially because of the fine line you have to walk on certain topics. Like the FWD thing, people will make ridiculous comments like "fwd cars are never used for racing" and I might not say anything since I am not a car nerd, yet, if I do even the most cursory research, I find it to be patently false. Front wheel drive is, in fact, used for racing. ALL THE TIME. So, if I say nothing, I'm supposedly an idiot, but if I point out the clear fact that I'm right, that there are many front wheel drive sports cars, then I also lose. Hence not as many posts from me as there might otherwise be.
I think many sports compact cars look cool. Excuse me for having that opinion. Others may disagree...but it's just an opinion. This idea that is a "fact" that rear wheel drive is the ONLY configuration that can be used for racing is patently and objectively false. I don't care how many years someone has been working on engines, if they think that rear wheel drive is the only configuration used in racing, they are wrong. They might say IN THEIR OPINION, it is THE BEST (admitting that others, equally experienced and equally credible, disagree), but it is not the only one.
I'm not trying to "force" anything on anyone...since I am in the minority, logic would suggest that it is the opinion of others that is forced upon me, not the other way around.
The idea that sports compacts are "dorky" is obviously an aesthetic judgment and not objectively provable.