Dude, I don't think anyone meant anything hostile towards you. Just chill a bit. I have a ton of friends on 56k, your right. Fact is a lot of people can't afford/find cable/dsl in thier area. Let's not turn this into a flam-a-thon though.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by frost