Burnt, who chastized you for using a wsm? Tell em wsm's have won their share on competitions. No need to be embarrassed about that.
By the way, the world of bbq is full of opinions and...
Don't let anybody get under your skin. Pigs is grumpy, but he's ok.
Just chalk it up to him being a Yankee. Get past his bluster, and you'll be able to learn from him.
Everyone's welcome here.