If amcduino has been shamelessly pimpin' his wares as PaulS has suggested then maybe what he got was justified. But on first read he was mercilessly and shamefully treated.
Perhaps you should look at all of his posts, then. His first post said that he was writing a book about Arduino, and asked the forum to write the pros and cons section of the book for him.
When it was suggested that he was the one who was going to profit from the book and should, therefore, be the one to do the research, he told those people to f**k off and leave him alone.
Well, I read Norman Vincent Peale's "How to Win Friends and Influence People", and I don't think I remember reading that sort of advice in there.
Then, he came back and wanted people to review some chapters, and again got all defensive when it was suggested that improvements could be made.
All newbies don't get treated that way. Just those that want other people to do their work for them, and to accept as perfect whatever they present as their own work, whether it is or not.
Any, by the way, he WAS shamelessly pimping his book.