I went too far.
I received a lot of comments in short order, some of which were supportive of my position, a couple who dared to disagree and one quite righteous individual who slammed me for slamming others after proclaiming, "I would never do that."
Then I heard from a blog friend who set me straight on one count, anyway. I'd speculated about a particular designer's marketing plan. My friend firmly but not unkindly explained my error. I reread my post.
I'd gone too far.
I pulled it.
Thanks, friend, for being forthright. You know who you are.
*Eating crow (archaically, eating boiled crow) is an English-language idiom meaning humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proved wrong after taking a strong position. Eating crow is presumably foul-tasting in the same way that being proved wrong might be emotionally hard to swallow. [Lifted directly from Wikipedia]