If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Interesting experience when I was at the mall yesterday:
I was at FYE, looking through the animated shows, shorts, and movies they had to offer. I picked up a few US releases, then made my way to the anime section of the store. I looked through what they had to offer, but found nothing of interest, and decided to move on. Apparently, an anime fan that was inches from me didn't take too kindly to my actions, and started making comments about it, acting as if I was an uneducated dolt, unaware that the Japanese are the "undisputed masters" of animation as he put it. But after putting this person in his place, he stormed out of the store, and that was that.
I bring this up because it makes me ask, and yes, I am aware that it may just be an experience that varies from person to person, this question: Why is it that when it comes to fans of animation and how passionate they get about the medium, it seems that anime fans are the ones on the ever-growing high horses?