OK. So I've been quiet about this since I got here, but I have to ask, and this is going to likely be one of those "I'm the only one in the room that thinks this." posts just so you know I know that going in. So here goes... I find it interesting that most seem to encourage and even applaud the practice of extending the range of their aircraft well beyond VLOS when that practice is clearly against FAA regulations. (Fly for Fun) It's equally entertaining to watch the hypocrisy surrounding the perception that the FAA somehow forbids RC flights beyond 400' AGL. Many people here (and it's not just here) get self-righteous and almost indignant when it comes to their perception that it is suddenly their job to self-regulate a rule that technically doesn't even exist but is merely a suggestion for safe flying. (FAA Acknowledges AMA as a CBO and our Safety Program | AMA Government Relations Blog) So seriously. What gives here? Help me understand why the one that clearly violates the law is actually encouraged and applauded and the one that's gray, at best, people are ridiculed and chastised for. I don't get it.