For what it's worth, Sarah, I don't read that at all when I read 1eyedear's message. They way I read the post is that we're all different and don't put too much weight into any single opinion. Don't decide you need a lot of focus points because johng says you do. Don't decide you only need 1 because Sarah says that's all she uses.
The way I read the post it is simply: there is no correct answer to the 'what camera shouold I buy' question. And that much of what makes a camera a good/bad fit is personalized.
I'm not sure why you interpreted this as an attack on your advice or your contributions. I certainly don't consider it a personal attack on me and like you I provided an opinion in this thread as well.