Quite the turnaround eh. I suspect I would've gotten along fine with that chap as well. I can somewhat respect even the most deluded fanboys on here as long as they're honest. (100% intentional trolls are a waste of time though and don't interest me.) You've perhaps noticed I don't shy away from stating my opinion, rude as it may be, but I also don't hold grudges.I disagree with you on several points here. But the fact that you took the time to express your thoughts is commendable.
About the highlighted bit: many moons ago I was a member of an online F1 community. I had frequent disagreements with a guy which often escalated into profanities due to his short temper. We had the same dynamic as with you. Myself, the "pompous, arrogant arse" and him, the "blustering, obscene punk". One day he asked me what if we once had the chance to grab a beer, sit down and talk through our differences, what would I say to him in person (the admin of the forum organised some get together events each year where members could meet and talk IRL, it was good fun). I said to the guy that since I don't really like you and you don't really like me, my answer would be that I don't grab a beer and talk with people I don't like. He responded angrily: "if you said that to my face then I'd punch you in the fucking nose to break it, you son of a bitch". I really laughed out loud at his honesty.
He became one of my closest friends since. We even work together as freelancers and I trust him with my life.
I respect gutsy and honest opinions. That's totally different from mindless quarrelling. You might just be an okay guy after all.
As long as you don't tell me or anyone else here how to behave, I suspect we'll get along fine.