I have noticed in the last few weeks that there are people on this and other forums who claim that the ride quality of a carbon frame is not only comparable with titanium and steel - but actually surpasses it! How did this all come about? Have the millions spent in marketing Taiwan baked carbon-reinforced plastic finally paid off? Or am I deluded? Are integrated headsets a really good idea? Are OS bars and stems really, really necessary? 100% waterproof jackets are fully breathable as well? Helmets don't protect you in a crash? I'm no Luddite and I like a new shiny bit as much as the next person but it starts to bother me when people convince themselves and then try to convince me of stuff I know not to be true. What next? CDs sound better than vinyl, Carling tastes better than a Belgian artisanal ale, Westlife are better than the Beatles? Where does it end?