It is easy to get caught up in and does not stop with motorcycles. There is also the "My Triumph website is better than your Triumph website" attitude. When does it stop? Sure there will always be the schmuck in the group, but that does not mean all riders of that brand are snobs. I ride with about 40 different veterans that ride about 8 types of bikes. It does not matter what they ride, but that they ride.
Keep the rubber side down and if you are not scared, you are not going fast enough.
Let it go, seriously your the one who keeps bringing it up, LET IT GO!