But note that it *does* tend to alleviate the problem the original poster pointed out; doesn't it?
All I'm saying is that it at least *seems* to me that Old Guy seldom misses a chance to post replies of *that* kind -- while, if an equally "reasonable" reply would tend to put MS in a bad light, it's not as much a given that he'll post it.
Sure, could be coincidence... Could even be a case of over-developed $hill-radar on my part... OR, it COULD be, the most insiduous -- and in the long run, most effective -- form of $hill-ing.
It's easy to prove me wrong, if you want to: Just go through all his posts and compile the stats.
Or, the easier way: Ask him about it.
Which is what I did.