Hi Allen, I'd agree with you if you had said "SOME Festool and Mini Max owners especially".
I own a Festool circular saw and guide rail set up, and for my current situation in the Dungeon, I figured out it was the best solution. If I had a larger shop, I'd most likely have come to a different conclusion.
Your question is not confined to just those two makes of tools, let's be honest, SOME owners of Grizzly tools must bleed green when cut, or the owners of the Sawstop tools are just as solid in their support of their own tool choices.
If we take it a step further, ask some guys about pickups, Chevy vs Ford has been going on a lot longer than most of us have been alive. I think it is just human nature to defend one's choices and purchases, especially if that choice is attacked, or they feel it is attacked.
I also agree that a civil discussion on the merits of various tools is healthy and helpful, but both sides of the discussion must realize that in the end you may just simply have to agree to disagree. For tools, sometimes it is things about a certain tool that just feel "right" in your hand, that make it the tool for you, and this "Rightness" may not manifest to the next guy, so it is very subjective on tool choices.
Just be VERY happy that you do have all of these choices, there are lots of countries where the choice of tools is very limited.
I've certainly found advocates for certain tool brands here, but I not found any zealots.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward