It wasn't so much the PC aspect that made me tone it down. Instead, since I was the first to reply, I wanted to make it clear that he shouldn't waste his money, but I didn't want to provoke a reaction that "those forums are a waste of time; the regulars are just a bunch of elitist gear snobs" - at which point he would have loaded up on Ozark Trail stuff and lived (assuming no really bad weather) to regret it.

Like you, I don't really like the PC either.