I used to feel the exact same way. Shot a 37 feather weight 20 I got for my 13 birthday for many years. Bought a 1100 in the 80’s and a 1187 in the 90’s. Thought I needed a Benelli about 2000. Had a buddy that loved the double guns ( he is a little boojee with his LL Bean and flavored coffee ). I swore them off. Well funny thing is after his fourth or fifth marriage was tanking he found himself in a bind and asked me if I would by one of his guns. He owed me a couple hundred already, but offered me a Browning Citori 16 for 750 bucks. I really didn’t want it but it was a good deal. That was ten years ago and it is all I use. I guess I better buy some flavored coffeeOh, boy. Here we go. :eye roll:
I'm not saying anyone who shoots a side by side or over/under is pretentious, just saying that I would feel that way if I did.