Well, I'm glad there are a few people defending racers out there! You can't lump all racers in with some chuckleheads without enough sense to wear helmets (especially in adverse conditions).
We train along side Trent Klasna (Saturn), Thurlow Rodgers (Mercury) and even a USPS rider or two (Hincapie, Cruz and a couple Italian pros showed up once) amongst many other pros here in southern california. For the most part, they are all cool and the only ones with real attitudes are "recreational" riders that jump into training rides, don't understand the proper pack ettiquette and cause problems. Of all the racers I know, no one ever puts anyone down for riding in baggies, touring bikes, or whatever. We just don't do that--never. If anyone talks to us, it's all good. Cycling is cycling, right?
If you come at someone with preconcieved ideas then it kinda' is a self-fullfilling prophecy. That works both ways. I think you just have to take everyone as individuals. You happened to meet 2 ******** individuals (no offense to ******** people!).