I think you may be missing the point mate. I cannot speak for the others but since I don’t hunt things, use them for home/self defense, want it lighter and or “more reliable” doesn’t really mean anything to me. I also don’t care about ammo prices and I prefer not to use surplus ammo. It’s a historical and emotional thing for me and I get the feeling that doesn’t resonate with you? It’s fine if it doesn’t, I’m just trying to identify your side of the argument.
Lastly video games are meaningless to this discussion. I don’t play those war games and even if I did I could careless about trying to use that as some sort of thing to justify my desire. I almost feel like your being a little dismissive and condescending with the video game comment. Probably not your intent but it comes across that way. I don’t mind the debate, but let’s not resort to that sort of thing and turn it in to one of those 1911 vs Glock types of debates.