In my experience people ranting about video games is very common. I can't judge though. I personally ranted about the Harry Potter books earlier today. Don't ask...
Why would he hate us all? He must be a very angry person.
There's nothing wrong with being a Pokemon player. I've been playing it since Red.
I didn't see your preceding question so this one is hard to give an answer to. Perhaps you need to give a bit more info on this, perhaps there was a valid reason for their rant but we'll never know unless you tell us what you said before and how they 'ranted' at you - what they said.
Well in that case perhaps it was just a vicious strike out at nobody in particular just because he was feeling testy. EP must get that a lot, just because it's so accessible. A bit like unsuspecting family members' copping a sniping by one of them feeling bitchy. I agree with you, it's amusing. A bit like poking at stick at a snake, just fascinating to watch how he wriggles.
No, but I saw your comment about why you said it and thought you were responding to me. It worked out ok though didn't it? :)
Not so much. I find it pretty tiresome, actually. Everyone's entitled to an opinion as long as they're respectful.