Originally Posted by Catlady
And when I decided on a JBL, which no one had ever heard of, I got loads of snarky comments about how I'd settled for a cheap piece of junk--no matter that it DID match up with what I wanted.
I got the same kind of snideness when I bought a Sansa Clip+ instead of the almighty iPod--again, according to the fanboys, I must have compromised on quality for price.
It's because some people aren't happy just finding what they want - they want to feel somehow superior in their choice too. Yes, it is annoying, and it happens in both directions. I got called a "sheep" for buying an iPod despite the fact that it did what I needed better than the others I looked at. It felt like I was expected to compromise my needs for the sake of being different, which isn't any better than buying something just because it's popular.
I've heard the Sansa's are really good (especially sound quality), and I've thought about getting one so I have something smaller than my iPod Classic in certain situations.