Having participated in this thread and being sympathetic to Don's frustration, I think I can safely say that, based on what you describe for yourself, you are not the "type" that is being discussed.
OME lifts and a properly done tummy tuck are good, smart upgrades. They certainly are not mods purely intended to show off, since only those in the know will really understand. Good mods and smart upgrades will always be good and smart. The necessity on a street Jeep might be questioned, but that might be a different discussion.
Again, what you describe for your Jeep is very different than a 12" lifted Durango. You are not modding your rig anywhere to the point of insecurity-obscuring, comical dysfunction the way so many white sunglasses bro-dozers are.
If you start loading your spotless Jeep up with light bars, super swampers, jerry cans, picks, shovels, jacks and big stickers proclaiming how tough you are at the grocery store, then you might rightly earn some criticism. It's all a matter of degree (and the audience).
I was criticised earlier for saying that we should defend more of our decisions more often to each other. I still stand by that-especially if the debate results in a greater understanding. The fact of the matter is that, whether expressed or not, judgements exist. Some are less easily dismissed than others.
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