I know it's quite sad, but I really hate coming to blows with people on here, and as soon as I posted my rant I thought, "Well, I shan't be visiting that thread again!"
for fear of seeing post upon post of people calling me out for being too harsh on these types of people, or jealous or whatever else they like to say.
So I'm thrilled that although only a handful, most people seem to agree with large parts of what I've said! I'm not just being cynical and over critical. Hurrah for mankind!!