If you want to stop the Brands brigade, start by not mentioning Brands nor opening pointless threads like this.
That's true, or you can do the even more fun thing, and shun and shame the Brands brigade into not speaking anymore by making them realize just how horrible he is. I think many on here would gladly choose the latter.
Depends on perspective. Personally, I really don't give a damn, I ignore them anyway, and I'm just happy he lost and Guille won. But I guess sometimes when you push and push and push something unattractive on someone, don't be surprised when that person pushes back.