Haha, yea I guess there is that reputation around here. BD and I do not know each other; rather, we are just fans of each others posts. Basically I interact with people I enjoy talking to (which, duh) and he seems like a good guy from what I've seen on here. There are a few others, like yourself, that I'll address comments to in threads because I know it'll be a good discussion, but it always seems like I do that with BD more.
Totally agree with the ad-hominem attack business. There's too much of it that goes on here. Besides using big words and throwing water[s] on the fire every now and then, I can't think of a reason anyone would have to follow you around negging (and even that is some terrible rational to begin with).