If your main interaction with other pipers is this forum, you won't find much of that here. Not to say we don't rib "snobs " like @jpberg and @dmkerr for their penchant for higher end pipes. And us cob codgers (@Sasquatch coined that phrase) fit right in and are accepted as equal. Yes there are some who seem to view their pipes as status symbols. We have even had a few register here. They quickly find nobody impressed with their disposable income and slink off to a more hospitable place.