Come on now...you've seen the new member count jump by at least ten people a day. You've seen the Fallout from the Gordon postings. You've seen veterans hiding behind a "newbie" name just to cause trouble. You know that there are people who come across as "bullies", but try seeing their point of view through their blunt typing style and heavy opinion instead. This forum is in the middle of a Cold War, caused by people who love to just cause grief and angst. When "newbies" come on and ask what may seemingly be a "typical" newbie question, people immediately put up their defenses, thinking it's one of a handful of those that are just here to rock the boat. Look at your register date and number of postings...looks to be like one of the recent rash of people signing up, and thus could be "percieved" to be one of the rebel rousers, and maybe that's why you're getting the cold shoulder from some. You should know this already.
So what if you don't have a replica. So what if you don't have the money to travel halfway around the world. You're still a FAN...but to go off half-cocked, blurting something like this, is sure to bring nothing but bad replies and even more of the "you're out there with the garbage" type response.
I personally take offense to the whole "Cool Kids Club" comment. I'm $4000.ooUS in debt because of a once or twice in a lifetime trip, simply because another FAN invited me. He could have been selfish and went on his own, but he was a mate and FELLOW FAN and shared the opportunity. Yes, it was incredibly "cool" to see the sights of the country, and visit the filming sites, and meeting some of the people responsible for making the film possible, and yes, it was "cool" getting to meet people halfway around the world in person and being able to match their screen name to an actual face from (imagine this) the MadMaxMovies FAN site, but most of us were posting pics and telling stories, trying to share with others our personal experiences and enthusiasm, not to "keep score" and rub it in everyone elses faces that couldn't be there. That statement just wasn't fair.
Things might improve once the new site is set up and the powers that be are able to regulate the member list, keeping the "trash" out. So in the mean time, calm down, come in by the campfire and roast a couple of marshmallows, because your "barometer butt" is turning blue. Besides, I'd only want to kiss Lusty Girls arse in assless chaps.
PS: "Barometer Butt" is what the directors called Wez/Vernon Wells, because the movie was shot in the winter, and when his butt turned blue, they knew it was too cold out to continue shooting, and called it quits for the day...in case you didn't know.