Most forums have a few zealots on both sides of the religion and politics fences. These are generally considered to be "hot-button" or even "taboo" topics. Not because they're both matters of pure opinion, but because the only people who actually participate in such discussions are zealots whose mind will never be changed to "the other side". Thus, those discussions, if left unmitigated, degrade quickly into elaborately-worded f-yous
Another forum I'm on has a different breed. The Operating System zealots. In this arena, you have the people who think Steve Jobs will save the world, then you have a few wild-eyed savages wearing Dellcrosoft undaroos, and finally, you have a few fanboys waving Linux flags.
By the way, I'm posting this from FireFox on an old PC (running on OpenBSD) with a Powerbook (running OSX) sitting on a stack of 3 Sun Microsystems machines (1 running Solaris, others: OpenBSD) on my right. Good luck figuring out my stance on OSs.
I haven't seen it here yet, but does that pretty much sum up the geek fooster atmosphere? Are OS Zealots just as stiffly opinionated as the P&R guys here?