I totally agree! All this glad handing about new gear is getting ridiculous, that is why I promise when I get my new cuben tarp in the mail I won't mention it. And when I take my new cuben tarp out in the piney woods I won't mention it. And when I'm hiking and meet total strangers with my new cuben tarp I bought at trail days from Brian I won't even mention it then.
And after my first trip with my new cuben tarp into the red river gorge I won't answer questions about my new cuben tarp hanging over my blackbird hammock. Naw, not even after the trip and I'm sitting on the bench with my new cuben tarp at Miguel's eating his world famous pizza. I only hope I don't get grease on my new cuben tarp from the pizza. Probably the words NEW Cuben tarp will never pass my lips in my lifetime. I am so happy I am not going to mention my new Cuben tarp!