Very true. It’s a reality our community has to navigate. It can just be frustrating. This conversation reminded me of an amusing story, though.
I have a cousin who is a professional sound engineer. He told me a story of one of his college instructors who did an internship at a studio where Jimi Hendrix came in to cut an album. Jimi was of course high as a kite during this. This instructor said Jimi sat down at the console with the headphones on listening to a cut. When he was done, he put the headphones down and said “Yeah, man. That’s great. But, can you make it sound…purple?”
Fortunately Z, DMS, Josh, and Metal only use “purple” to describe the actual physical color of a piece of gear.