C) I'm really sick of people disrespecting digital photography as a medium because of its intrinsic lack of a concrete original between shutter-press and print...
It's not disrespect, Chris. It's simply clarifying the differences between the two processes for those who insist on burying their heads in the sand and denying that there are any differences at all. There are differences. Obvious, demonstrable differences. Whether those differences matter to you... is up to you. For some, perhaps even most these days, they don't matter. But for others, they do.
"Hate is an adolescent term used to stop discussion with people you disagree with. You can do better than that."