Love it, this coming from your mouth.
Think we all need to chill. Elite are elite, and they get some hardware to bench. Don't see the problem. They weren't born Elite overclockers right? Probably worked their *rses off to get there.
I'm not going to get salty because I can't beat them, I don't have the funds, or skill. But does that make overclocking competively any less fun. Nope it does not.
I get excited when I see new world records, by all overclockers. Splave, Dancop, XA, k|ngp|n, der8auer etc etc. I don't care who t is. All i love is hardware, technology. And the niche stuff we do, freezing it, and bringing the technology to the brink of destruction. To eek out that extra few points for a better score. That is what OC is about.
Other tech websites report world records set by hwbot overclockers. And in most topics/comment section they all whine about the fact it's unnecessary and what not. But they just don't see it.
Don't become one of those guys.
Don't let saltiness over whatever reason you deem justified divide this already small community. I know this hostility comes with anything that holds a even a grain of competitiveness. But still, at least try.