These are my first words on a.net, but I've been actually around for a long time now.
As we all know, almost everyone here have some special feeling for one manufacturer - usually Airbus or Boeing.
And, sometimes, I can not avoid feeling that, now and then, we all (me included) let our care for A or B obscures our love for aviation itself. That is specially clear, for instance, in the way some of us refers to some birds. And if the thread becomes what is usually called an A versus B war, it all becomes frequently too blur: many people takes a side as we do with a football team and winning seems suddenly more important than the game it self!
Is it simply human?
Should we restrain ourselves from taking sides that are not truly ours? Why in the hell should I defend Airbus because it is simply European, disgust Boeing because it's not? Or love or hate them for any other reason? Both have better and not so better planes, but they are too great manufacturers!
Why is it amusing to take part of those wars? (I admit some of them has been quite fascinating!). Is it healthy or, at least in some cases, a little bit sickening?
In other words, is our admiration for A or B a symptom of our love for aviation or, on the contrary, a sign that our passion is, quite frequently, a different one?
Tell me what you think!