And here is the comment about being an embarrassment to all things photography.
This page represents the local (sic) Camera Club and I think we can do better than this.
JD, I think, my initial response to them would be: “Stop yelling! Prove it!”
And I think, can understand your emotions and anger about this. You put energy and passion in you explanations. And this is what you got…
But with a little more distance I would say, it’s just a waste of oxygen and energy.
So let it go.
IMHO you did quite a good job in teaching and showing your way to improve the pictures and I really enjoyed your representative example pictures.
I suppose I wouldn’t have done this in the same situation, although I also like sharing knowledge.
Maybe you should have asked a few more questions to know which way to go, as dcm explained before.
Now take a deep breath, take all the other good advices here into account, when it comes to a similar situation and try to make it better or more pleasing for you the next time.
But please, if someone else is asking you again, still feel your passion of sharing your knowledge, because this time he or she is surely more willing to learn.