Sorry Wayne, Set is no where, no way near the pristine prince you've drawn him as.
A while back I made a response in a thread and called him "Sport" his response was to say 'why don't you hurry up and die.' Until then our run ins had been on matters of views of subjects never an attack of that nature. I don't know why I called him Sport, I know I never made an attack when he called me "Boss" or any other name.
Given my recent medical history I found his comment to be low, even for him. Is hamilton pushing buttons? Maybe, maybe not. He's asked legitimate questions and his general interactions have been no worse than Setanta's have been, in fact they've been quite tame in comparison.
Oh yes, now I recall as well in the matter of calling Setanta "Sport" (keep in mind as well, I was still dragging my words at the time....literally....I had to type, read, then transfer from another sheet such as an e-mail..... and he had begun a thread which apparently was meant as "humor" against JGoldman, a take off of one of Goldman's threads, and I didn't know that and answered in a serious tone. He made a comment, I called him Sport, he basically instructed me to die, clearly I was interfering with his power trip.
Another long time resident here hadn't known it was a mockery thread either. Setanta, never apologized and at this point I have no respect for him, he is lower than the barnacles which have falllen from the bottom of a boat.
So, you go on and defend Setanta, I'd rather not. Is he intelligent? Perhaps. He's made major goofs at times, never acknowledges them or how he misinformed a poster with incorrect data. That doesn't gain respect.