Originally Posted by Winter
Or if he's clinging to this last straw to prevent losing (or appearing to have lost).
I think a fundamental problem with this idea is that it implies two beliefs:
(1) that this was some kind of debate rather than a conversation and;
(2) that there can possibly be a winner and/or loser in a contest of purely subjective opinions such as tastes or preferences.
If anyone here has been treating this as a competitive formal debate, I apologise that I had no interest in applying the rules of your particular debating club to my posts. I'm here on a gaming themed webcomic's forum for some light-hearted discussion, not to definitively prove now and forever that I am right about everything. This formerly casual discussion about tastes in fiction has become rather unpleasant (and everything has been said, so starting to become circular) and so, I stepped out.
EDIT: also, not a he.