I'm curious about the class thing

To say that Libertarians are defined by the fact that they feel that they are 100% self-sufficient is the same as saying that feminists hate men.

Fair enough, and I actually shouldn't have used the L word, since I've met a fair amount of so called progressives who believe they got to where they were entirely through their own talent and hard work. There may be generous and plentiful libertarians, I just haven't run into them.

But you can't in the next breath defend your stereotype of pot smokers being people who hang around the couch all day because you've been "basing it on people who I have been living with for the past 9 months." You've just admitted your basing your opinion on a pretty damn small sample size.

Me, I smoke pot, I exercise (the combined high is just wonderful), I go to the movies, I go shopping, I read, I clean the bathroom. Sitting around is just wasteful.

It makes me look overly picky or even arrogant

I tried to explain it to the best of my ability with: I noticed that the people who cite them as beloved all-time favorites are usually the exact opposite of my type, whatever that is. A lot of them have that excessively immature emo thing going on. I can't explain it any better than that.

Liking that movie tends to correlate with a certain type of personality/general aesthetic preference that I can't stomach. Unfortunately, most people suffer it.

Think of it this way: a large majority of people like whatever crap pop music is being manufactured, but it's at least relatively easy to find people who also hate that kind of music. For some reason, being a Britney Spears fan tends to be a marker for all kinds of other personality incompatibilities for me and a lot of other people I know, though I can't precisely name what that personality incompatibility is. For those two movies, it's the same issue with me, but I can't quite put my finger on what the exact incompatibility is. We just aren't "soul mates."

That said, I suppose it's going to be one of those deal-breakers I'll be giving up, as other posters have succumbed to doing. Maybe I'll end up with a guy who goes to Julio Iglesias concerts or something I thought I could never possibly understand.