Heelan, I will not preach to you, but I will only offer you my opinion on the situation.
You came across as bragging, plain and simple. I got that impression, but chose not to say anything at first. Others also got that impression, and posted their feelings. If you are going to post on public forum, be prepared to back up your statements.
The following quotes come across as arrogant:
A much better way to have gotten your message across is this:
You ended your post with
Well my friend, that is exactly what you are getting...our opinions, and thoughts...