I find it rude and smug when the question is asked "Should I go fishing at X" and the replies are "Fishing is not about catching" or "Go try for yourself and report back" or something similar. However, I will admit, that it does get overwhelming trying to be helpful when there is a new angler every couple weeks rackings up the posts asking well-intentioned, curious, questions.
I totally get it. If I was a new angler and I found this treasure trove of anglers, I would be all over it too. Many new anglers haven't developed the fishing network that others have, and new anglers haven't learned what questions they "shouldn't" ask. They are just eager, usually younger, sponges. However,as someone else mentioned, I would much rather spend my time mentoring a person on the water, one on one, (which I do frequently) than over a keyboard in the evenings.
And speaking of the war of words that develop sometimes. I am reminded of the great cartoon that Rodney posted a couple of years ago. It depicted at negligee clad woman standing behind her man, who is hunched over a keyboard. "Just a minute", he says, "somebody is wrong on the Internet". Everytime I want to wade into a conversation and offer my 2 cents to people I haven't met, and as a result inflate my ego as to how right I am, I remember that cartoon, log off, and say "hi" to my wife