I respecfully disagree.
Glitz and circus extravaganza type clinics ARE how some NH practitioners present, and they do have cutesy names like "patience pole" or "carrot stick" instead of good old fashioned "snubbing post" or "whip." That is a hallmark of the NH marketing ploys that give NH a bad name.
If you ask a leading, disingenuous question like "I thought the NH forum was just for people who want to discuss NH, it's not like people go into other sections of the forum to bash...." clearly you are expecting some discussion from the bashers, or you would hopelessy naive to think some folks wouldn't show up to explain why they dislike it.
I think this has been one of the more civilized conversations about NH that there has been on the forum in some time. "Glitz, circus type extravaganzaa and high dues on line clubs" are not hyperbole, they are accurate terms to describe a certain subset of NH.
The OP's original post was the rough equivelent of my posting a photo in the dressage forum of a horse in hyperflexion with a title like "I don't understand why people think rollkur is bad...." or the WP forum with a peanut roller moving at a trope saying "I don't understand why people bash WP, this horse is a fabulous natural mover." I have an example for hunters, but as we know, I have a dog in that fight and don't want to agrue both sides.
To sum up, there were elements in the OP that were trolling for a fight. Let's not all act surprised that people showed up for the fight, let's be happy that so far it's polite and civilized.