Interesting thread for sure. I'm fairly new around here, but have come across some threads that did become quite passionate to say the least, "Pit barrel cooker" comes to mind first, but there were a couple others.
As I read through some of these I have wondered the same thing as the OP, If a guy/gal is happy with what they are cooking/Q'ing and the end result is what they personally like, what's the big deal?
But I must say, while there are a couple of folks on this site that can be very blunt and critical about certain methods that "are not BBQ" in thier view, the majority of the folks here are just great. All very friendly, supportive, and more than willing to share their ideas and support at any time, and that is exactly why I keep popping in here, almost daily, sometimes several times a day, because it is a great site with great folks from all over the world with a common interest. I find it quite amazing in ways.
And besides, variety is the spice of life right? I just try to pick up pointers and get different ideas on things to try as I get kinda bored eating the same thing again and again even if it's great stuff. I love keeping it new and changing things up.
Anyway......that's my 2,3,4 cents worth,
Happy Q'ing all!
Weber Performer with rotisserie ring, 22.5OTS, Maverick 732, Weber Smokey Joe,PBC Smokenator/Hoovergrill, variety of microbrews, Gin and tonic, variety of lighters.