Second, I didn't bash anyone, I was simply conveying the economic realities of business.
You didn't say anything nasty. You just refused to say anything nice. If you do not realize how much of a passive aggresive attack that is, then you have an opportunity to learn from the reactions you get. Please pay attention to that opportunity. It's the same lesson I am teaching my kids when they comment on other kids with disparaging "well, whatever" type comments. "But I didn't say anything bad!!" sounds just as dumb coming from you as it does from them.
You did convey the economic realities of business. I grant you that. You also ignored anyone's actual humanity happening behind the business. I can only hope you do not treat everyone in your life in such a cold and calculating manner. It sounds very depressing. Some people are actually real, not just personas made up to impress or influence you.
You implied that Brad does and posts nothing sincere, but only as a sales tactic. Again, if you do not see that as an attack, please be aware that others will perceive that kind of approach as a demeaning attack, not just a mild one. I know for certain I would be upset if you talked about me like that. Again, I give you the benefit of the doubt that you did not see it that way, this one time. Now, you should know better.
You are entitled to your opinion. The way you present your opinion in this case is unfortunate.