"These WD people don't want to do european dressage, they want to walk, jog lope and ride western style and improve themselves and be the best they can at what they do - not at what you do."
Great! Just don't call it dressage. And preferably, don't call it western, or imply that western riders can improve their riding by learning your new game.
All sports are games. A game like gymnastics is very demanding, and someone playing that game will need to develop an excellent body to progress, but it remains a game. So let me use an analogy with a different set of games: T-ball and baseball.
T-ball is a 'sport' based on baseball. Baseball is too difficult for young kids, apparently, although I remember learning it at about 5. But it is tough to hit a ball thrown at you, and it gets frustrating to keep missing. As I learned in my teens, I have a lazy left eye and don't see in 3 dimensions without glasses, so baseball and basketball remained pretty frustrating for me for a long time.
So T-ball puts the ball on a post, and lets little kids hit that instead.
This is fine by me. It isn't called baseball, and it is meant as an introduction to the real game. Lots of T-ball games don't even keep score, and that is OK too.
But suppose t-ball called itself baseball, and encouraged adults to play t-ball as a substitute for baseball. Suppose they called it "New Baseball". And suppose they wanted major league baseball to open up their baseball games to "New Baseball". Suppose they then criticized anyone who rejected New Baseball as a Baseball snob who clings to pitching records and who worships Sandy Koufax
and who is mean to the New Baseball crowd. Suppose they called New Baseball "Baseball when a T suits your style".
Would those who loved baseball get a bit upset? Probably. Would those of us who watch baseball sometimes but who have no talent for it still find it odd to see a grown up man hitting a ball off of a T? Probably.
Western Dressage strikes me as T-ball for horses and riders. It doesn't use a western approach to riding, although it seems willing to claim that western riders can improve their horses and their riding skills by participating. It isn't dressage, either, although it uses the prestige "European Dressage" has gained over the years to sell what it does. I think it is completely reasonable for western and dressage enthusiasts to respond with "WTF,O".
And if that makes me a "Warmblood Dressage Snob', then I want an alert posted on the Dressage sub-forum that bsms, who self-banned himself from the Dressage sub-forum, has become a WDS. Might be a tough sell, though...my spotted warmblood is 14.2, weighs 850 and wonders why he sometimes has to carry someone with no fashion sense: