But to the point, no one here "endlessly whines". These people either burn out on their own and leave, or are escorted away off the forums by moderators if they get out of hand. It is equally dumb to pay for a weekend getaway at Disney, only to complain about the sun, the prices, and how much you don't like the rides & shows. I'm sure it happens, but people who went there to enjoy themselves don't allow some rambling fool ruin their fun.
In either case, it's up to Disney to deal with these issues, it's not the job of those who pay the admission to the park.
But this is not what's happening here, is it?
And again, your analogy is not really correct.
If you have a problem with Disneyworld's rides and you truly want to help make them better, you send a letter to Disney and you hope they'll take your advice. They are not obligated to do so, but still you hope they will because you actually want to see better rides and shows and you think your ideas are great. If they don't you always have the option to never go to Disneyworld again - it is, after all, entertainment and no one's life depends on going there.
You don't go around the park complaining to anyone you meet about your issues with the park because yeah, after a while, you are ruining people's fun. Although, you're right. It's not those people's job to escort them out of the park but, as far as I know, we can't do that here either.
But that's not the main issue. The problem is that in a forum (or any place you can discuss about the future of the game/park) people are supposed to provide constructive criticism and feedback so that the game gets better and the existing issues are resolved.
So when the same few people (some of them with different accounts) make the same kind of threads about how much they hate (or love) the game, there's nothing "constructive" about that. I realize those people want SWG back or they want SWTOR to become something entirely different or just can't find anything wrong with the game but they are effectively destroying the point of having a forum, because the few important threads just get lost in the way.
I disagree. In fact, years ago one of my friends (a big Ford guy) bought a Dodge Omni and had nothing but trouble with it.
Did I get nasty with him due to his ribbing about my Dodge he's done in the past?
Did I argue with him that Dodge is better than Ford?
No. I helped him fix his Dodge as best I could and so he could get as much enjoyment and use out of it as he could. In the end, he just didn't like the Omni, and traded it in on an Escort. At no point in the saga did it occur to me to belittle him, defend Dodge's "good name", or tell him to stop complaining. That wouldn't be good for me, for him, or for Dodge.
Yeah, I think we might need to stop using analogies because it still makes no sense to me.
Have we moved on to discussing utterly irrational behavior?
Because, what your friend did is
the very definition of irrationality. He doesn't like a certain thing, he even made fun of it and then he decided to give it a try, invest time and money on it because...?