There are many personal traits I have that are admirable and more than a few that are not. In particular I was thinking about BluesDawg's response "I think this poll is starting to bring out our snobbishness." in Stapfam's thread "What bike?" What Bike?
It occurs to me that I do tend to get somewhat snobbish about the particular bikes I own. How do I know this is true? Well, as much as I hate to admit it, I've found myself cruising the Internet looking for favorable reviews after I've already purchased the bike (or built it from frame up). I also have found myself looking for faults in other brands/models when someone shows off their new ride (I do have the sense to keep what I find to myself and not share my thoughts with others, but I still have those thoughts). Or, here's one my sons have called me on. Someone will say, "Oh, you've got a Specialized Roubaix; how do you like it?" And, I'll respond, "It's and S-Works Roubiax...." My boys have correctly pointed out to me that I really want the other person to know that it's the higher end Roubaix.
So, is this pride of ownership, snobbishness, some deep seated need to inflate my own sense of importance? I guess I already know the answer. I really do own the greatest bikes on the planet.