Someone continuously trying to police what I'm allowed to post (not only on this thread) as if he was appointed moderator provoked a reaction. I didn't intend it to go this way.
I didn't intend it to go this way either. In all threads before this one, I never "tried to police what you said", I just disagreed with you in a polite manner. Only in this thread, I said "maybe some people should stop stating their opinions as facts", and I didn't even mention your name.
If someone ask a question on this forum, you state all your opinions as if they are facts. I will not take the effort to search into past threads to provide multiple quotes, but there are examples enough. "vst's are not designed for playability" is one of them. Comments like this are nothing more than an opinion, and you say all of them as if they are facts. Like I said before the only issue I have with this is that it can be misleading to other people, especially newcomers. It's no coincidence you constantly run into people strongly disagreeing with you.
You have your own warped definition of "learning to play the piano", this obviously is also the reason, why you're constantly upset with someone stating "opinion as fact" (as if not everything posted on a forum is opinion anyway). Where I come from learning an art or skill means being able to prove mastery in front of a jury. That's not possible with an app.
See, this is your problem. You call my definition of learning to play the piano "warped", because it's different from yours. You think your opinions are the truth. They are not. They are opinions. You think my playing disqualify's as art? just because I didn't learn playing the traditional way? because i'm using incorrect technique? It's still art, just accept it. You don't have to like it.
So, if the only thing you can afford is a digital piano, just give up playing any at all. Either you get the real deal or its closest (hybrids) or go playing ukelele.
It is OK stating ones opinions, but IMO, some of them should be refrained from being given for being a deservice to everybody.
I think you're being way out of line, JoeT.
@JoeT: as usual, you are always so kind with people!
JoeT, where is this anger coming from ?
These are comments from other people directed at you, just from this thread only. It seems you have a little trouble listening to anyone other than yourself. I think it's safe to say, if I didn't learn to play piano, you didn't learn how to have discussions with people.