Ok, I've made a poll for those that would like to speak out...but are afraid to admit the truth. The question is this: Do you or have you ever passed on a pedal due to the politics or popularity of a pedal? (not planning or encouraging to break the no politics rule) I can admit that there is a reason I don't have any (X brand) pedals in my rig and why I won't consider them. It's a stupid reason but I can admit to it. It's just an immature "strike" of you will...not giving into the masses, being "independent", a rebel without a cause...or any good reason. Can you admit to being a bit of a gear snob or being biased by stupid reasons when it comes to gear? It could even be a guitar or amp manufacturer. There are a few pedal brands I don't consider due to stupid reasons. There is an amp brand I won't consider due to not liking the builder. There are some guitar brands I won't consider as well, mostly due to a stereotype. Am I alone? Am I the only one that will admit this? ...just an open thought.