Personally, I think it is a gamer thing.
Nope. If anything it’s a boy’s toys thing.
I can pretty much guarantee that if you go on to a guitar forum (to use another of my hobbies as an example) you’ll get pretty much the same deviation.
“Hi. I’ve been looking at a Fender Blues Junior*. Anyone got one? Any pros/cons?”
“I had one. Hated the thing. Sold it”
“I’ve got a Fender Bassman**. Solid amps”
“You’d be better off with a Boss Katana 100***. I love mine!”
…and it’s all downhill from there.
*It’s a guitar amplifier.
***Guess what? 😀
"I'm not signing that"