For me it's not about feeling that it is personal. It's about the impact it has on things over time, and in a larger sense. It's a shadow or an echo. More often than not things that would've gone far and benefited the world much get torn down by echos of moronic debauchery.
Suse is still the best example. It exploded once upon a time, and it's user base dowsed that explosion as fast as anything I'd ever seen. Who knows where they'd have been had a few people not deliberately kicked hot sand on their backs just to feel like they were somehow superior in regard to typing in commands.
That is why it gets me so angry.
I didn't get angry when I started a flame war one day on an ubu forum talking about the potential benefits of just straying away from X completely in favor of something that is to multimedia as X is to seemless network stuff. Why? Because the ultimate vision of ubu leaves it inaccessible to roughly 97% of the desktop market, even if it did migrate away from X. It's an issue of fundamental philosophy.
Here, the goal, the idea is to make it open to more and more people, easier and simpler. To me, that could do wonders for many a person. And it is all dependent on a welcoming community. The community is the equiv to tech support and customer service for linux. Regardless of how nice the product is, 2 or 3 a$$heads and no one will take it for free, much less pay for it(in this case, with time and effort, as well as financial contributions).
That's all I meant to say. The message just got caught behind the tidal wave of grrrrrr.