Dick - the way I have read the threads is that:-
Martin make a guitar out of a material that is not wood...
They have some of these guitars painted.....
Some people like them and the sound - some don't
Some see the reason for making "Plastic Guitars" is to save trees
Some think it is to make money (which is Martins business)
Some think the Name "Martin" is important - because it means "good" or "the Best" or maybe even "I've got a lot of money"
Many (like myself) judge every instrument in its own right and not what it was made from, where it came from, and how much it is worth.
- sounds a bit like how I "judge" people
wouldn't it be a boring world if we were all the same?