Try this analogy on for size: You're introducing someone to your wife, and he knows you're happy in marriage. His response, however, is "Man, you got a questionable deal here. I hope you didn't spend too much while dating her, because you could have done a lot better." Belligerent would be the only way to label such statements. They serve no purpose beyond instigating strife.
To be fair, I said all this before you bought the drum on your opinion thread and you were fine with all the factors as stated above...you married her anyways, lol. I only brought it up again because I wasn't certain on the shell source and your pictures on this thread confirmed some questions.
I love Pearl, and I love my new Music City Custom snare. If I could turn back the calendar a few days, I'd order the same drum again.
As expected, wouldn't expect anything less
My upcoming review will bolster that claim.
Look forward to it