Some people really astonish me. I don't PUG much but today I got my first GS insult on my alt which reveals an attitude that's very foreign to me.
First of all, my dk has some weird distribution of gear. I've got crafted 245 chest and bracers, the 251 Kirin Tor ring and a mixture of 200 to 245 BoE and BoP epics. I haven't played that much with him since he hit 80, just a couple of heroics so I'm still in terrible green quest trinkets and blue 175 boots. This gives me 4311 GS largely due to the fail trinkets. I still do somewhere around 3500 dps anyway on a single target boss and have a decent rotation.
We're having a smooth run in Forge of Souls PUG, no deaths and all is fine. The tank holds before the last boss and asks us to wait, he wants to try something. Some time passes and I jokingly say "Are we going to bore him to death? =)" which there's no trace of malice in, at least not in my world. To this the tank brilliantly responds "shut it 4k gs". I mean wow...you must be really insecure if you have so much to prove in a game on a comment like that. I say "haha relax this is just an alt." and get the reply "so is this" which means what? I should be ashamed that I haven't decked out my alt yet in max level epics? I apologize, I haven't played him very much since I'm busy raiding 25 man heroic ICC on my main (I didn't say that, I didn't say anything more since I couldn't see this discussion leading anywhere).
To me, gear score just reflects the content you've done. It says nothing else. It seems the only thing gear score does is prevent people from making progress and having fun together. The only way I can understand people talking about gear score is that it must have to do with actively choosing the path of least resistance. You can't be very skilled when you have no tolerance for failure and want the rewards but care nothing for the challenge. Pull faster, pull more, zerg, aoe, gief loot! Then what? When you've maxed out your gear, are you done? Was it fun? What's the point? If that was what you were after you could just have bought a max character and saved yourself the trouble of getting there. If it's respect and adoration you want then I'm sorry, you lost all respect the moment you were rude to a stranger. I guess I can't understand why someone who tries so hard to impress others and therefore obviously cares what others think about him (I say him because I think this is a male testosterone thing) starts out with insults at first contact.
Penny Arcade got it right: