I don't think your being a dick at all. It's exactly the kind of comment that I'd have made if I felt like I fully understood the word pedantry. It's a simple emotive statement that puts you on the record and it directly addressed the posters own expression with his own words.
I do loath it when I'm told I'm not Hubsking correctly.
All that being said I share some of goobster's sentiment on the hubwheel but like I said, it's personal. No right way to Hubski, there are probably some wrong ways but I don't think this is one of them.