Mr Clifford has helped many people on this forum. His statement is not rude, merely an observation, his opinion. You asked for advice and received quality responses from him amoung others. If we were being rude on this forum, newbies would be flamed and told to search the forum before asking "what size tires can I run with no lift". But since we are here to help one another, people do not get flamed and their questions get answered. So if you think Mr Clifford was rude, thicker skin is sold on isle 3 in Wally World.
Keep the advice coming and see you on the trails.