Ugh, this is the reason I prefer to avoid forums, or just read and continue onward.
Ideally we all like pinball in this thread.
Ideally we all like Elvira in this thread.
If we want adversarial discussion on culture and any other subject, could someone just make a dedicated thread for that? Otherwise this becomes a buzzkill, and certainly doesn't help hype or critique the game itself.
If I want to feel like a battle is surrounding me incessantly, I'll head anywhere else in the world, and feel miserable amidst the incessant conflict. Pinball is often a nice oasis away from all of that back and forth name calling, anger projection, and lack of practiced empathy.