I think Morituri's response was tongue in cheek but obviously hard to see it on a webpost.
No I don't think it is gloating at all and can understand what you mean by being able to share it with others who can appreciate what this all means. Gloating would be to post a whole website full of every angle shot of it. Let us know the link to that site too . . .
I also read Morituri's response as being tongue in cheek; it was exceptionally well-worded. Congratulations to the OP, fabulous lens.