Don't be so easily offended and try to keep it in perspective. Every site has it buttholes. It just amazes me how a bunch of grown men act like cry babies if you say something they don't like or heaven forbid you criticize some aspect of the car they drive. Several members on here do have an elitist type mentality because they drive a Lexus and for the most part it is the people who have step up to a $30K+ car for the first time. Sure it is a nice car, but look around, most of the SUV's cost more money then the IS300s people drive on this site. Do I have an IS300? no, but I have owned Lexus products in the past. As a perspective owner I come to this site to learnabout ownership issues pertaining to this car. I find most of your post to be of a thought provoking nature and you bring a fresh perspective to many of the boring post. Even MRCLAM brings some intersting perspectives to this site and he certainly has taken a lot of flack for disagreeing with people on this site. Try to maintian your composure and rise above the scum.