It's been my experience that those individuals who feel the need to persistently and vocally defend themselves are often the most insecure among us...

Intellect speaks for itself and does not require petty sparring.
Craftsmanship speaks for itself and does not require the testimony of Randy Rarick.

Does the Ocean need to yell, "I am wet!" when someone claims it to be dry. Of course not.

"Re ipsa loquitur" - The thing speaks for itself.