Head-Fi seems to be a gathering of a rare type of people who like the sound of distortion in their music.
To them (yes, they've used all these adjectives):
Lack of distortion = bright, sharp, fatiguing, cheap, painful, clinical, and sterile
Distortion = powerful, rich, euphonic, wide, musical, dancing, live, relaxing, syrupy, smooth, and authoritative
The moment anyone suggests they prefer distortion or dare say they like a flaw of the amplifier, they start by defending their own character "I'm a good guy because I think everyone is entitled to like whatever they want" then proceed to attack the character of the other person, calling them an "ASR fanboy", insinuating that measurements have made them blind to the truth, saying that they can't hear, or even that they're just trolling. They will then appeal to others on the forum for support, like "can you believe this troll?", "thank God for the ignore button, amirite?", "your posts belong on ASR, not here", "everyone just mute them", etc.
And every new IEM has lifts so many veils versus the one released a week ago.