I find it interesting how many folks care one way or the other about a random piece in Harpers (or anywhere else, for that matter). There's a kernel of truth there: in my experience it does tends to be guys who obsess about the gear (look at this site . . . 50:1 male to female). Same with the LUG. Same over at TOP. But in the final analysis: why feel threatened by someone alleging that this indicates some broader stunted emotional response or even a targeted emotional response? The article's conclusions aren't the first generalization to be both wrong and unhelpful at getting at any larger truth.
Now, let me tell you all how much I love my 50 Summilux Aspp. And the depth of that love? I double-dog dare anyone here to call me emotionally stunted. . . .