Dear Lord, thank you for letting me be born when I was. Even though I’m old, decrepit, and nearing my expiration date, I avoided going weak in the knees over distortion, chromatic aberration, or field curvature, and although it was around all during the time I was in optics, I very rarely even heard Roller Ball being mentioned.
I guess, today, people just need more boogiemen behind more bushes to give them things to talk about—substantive or not.l
I don't understand the point of this post, or the need to be patronizing about what bothers other people.
He's not nit-picking every little thing, there is ONE thing (the specific distortion pattern) that bothers him. So he's asking people for advice about high-end binoculars that don't display that one thing.
I don't see what's unreasonable or problematic about this.
I disagree that the point of your post "was just to add a bit of practicality". What "practicality" does whining about other people's complaints or thanking the lord for the timing of your birth have for this discussion? That seems like a post hoc rationalization after the OP was (rightfully) confused about WTF you were going on about.