My attempt to keep things on a scientific/theoretical/factual/evidentiary basis was itself eventually used against me.
If you tried to have a conversation with a devout catholic about the lack of scientific evidence that there is a God, is it going to be a fruitful discussion? I suspect not. And thus being "anti-DRone" has become a religion for some meaning that...
Apparently, now, theories and math and known facts are all useless and pointless...only the experience of a handful of pros matters, and what a pro says goes.
As far as I am concerned, the DRones vs. anti-DRones is exactly that: people vs. people. The last month or so, it hasn't really had anything to do with hardware or science or evidence. It's had to do with the anti-people being anti-people, about a certain group of people. That's just wrong. OF COURSE that's going to increase tensions. Of course that's going to lead to the opposing side ratcheting it up, and getting personal about things themselves. It's all a mess.
But it doesn't need to get personal, in fact there is never a need for it to get personal. And we both know who is the worst when it comes to making insinuating comments/personal insults/remarks on this topic that are completely uncalled for. But it is how they think they can win the debate: divert attention away from the subject at hand and attack the person presenting the material/topic. By attacking/discrediting the speaker they thus hope to undermine the assertion that they disbelieve. I see this time and again here and to me, it is childish politics that is not at all intellectual, never mind mature. But seemingly, some people don't know how to behave or communicate in any other way, so what do you do? Nothing but ignore it or call it out.
The simple fact of the matter is the DR issue isn't going to go anywhere until Canon makes it go somewhere. To many people, it matters, to some people it matters a LOT. This community is going to have to come to grips with that. It doesn't matter if you agree...there should always be a way to be reasonable about it. Flinging insults, insultingly calling people DRones, constantly being spiteful, etc. isn't the solution.