I ride ATGATT every time I get on the bike, and I commute and/or get a ride in just about every day.
It was a good idea to start this because it is interesting to see how others ride, but in the end it matters little to me. Pretty much all of my friends (who I haven't met through riding) are Harley riders whose ideal motorcycle gear is boots, jeans, t-shirt and half-helmet (if required).
That's fine. They can wear what they like, and I do the same.
MUCH more importantly is that if you can't laugh at yourself or take a little ribbing (or allow others to be ribbed) then who would want to ride with you?
I read your rant in the original thread. Take a deep breath. It's really not that important in the end.
1999 DR350SE...the One Bike to Rule Them All.