Maybe it's a little bit of the OCD in me or maybe because I am too analytical but it annoys me when people say that someone or something is the best or worst when it is really just a matter of their opinion. If they qualify the statement as "the best in my opinion" then fine, but when they state it as a fact when it's just their opinion it annoys me.
Again, maybe it's the OCD in me but when when people say that The Beatles are best or Led Zeppelin sucks it's fine if they state it as their opinion, otherwise it's just a bunch of noise trying to get a rise out of people.
Often, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Springsteen, U2 and others get a lot of 'suck' or 'overrated' threads and I believe it's partly because not everyone gets them and the overexposure or attention these bands get can be very annoying. I know I find that true for me and Springsteen, I never much cared for him and my indifference grew to hatred as his popularity and exposure grew. Now I have moved past it and accept that I don't care for him much and others care a great deal. That's life.
I am posting this just because I wanted to vent a little. This is a problem I have whenever terms like "best" and "greatest" are used when it cannot be measured or defined. When a teams when the Super Bowl or the World Series they are the best team, when an announcer says a receiver is the best at going over the middle and catching a pass in traffic it's just an opinion.
Again, thanks for listening (or reading) as I am just trying to vent because it gets old to apply logic to some of the discussions here.
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