I met 10 501's in the flesh and they are all ********! The are also scalpers who work at Walmart & Target as stock boys. (100% confirmation they buy cases before they hit the floor to help out the other 501's or sell them on ebay. And the best part these fucknuts get a suck off from Hasbro. The figure is lame with the Vaders fist logo and flag.
Ah, the good old Midwest Garrison strikes again.
I've spend a lot of time up in Chicago and yes, there are a lot of a**holes there just like there are any other major city. A vast majority of the ones I met were not in the 501st or for that matter, fans of Star Wars or anything else related to Sci-Fi or Fantasy. Some Cubs fans, White Sox fans, Bears fans maybe but not Sci-Fi/Fantasy fans.
At any rate, the fact that a couple of them are members of the 501st is not surprising since the group, like any other group of people, is a microcosm of the people and places in which they are formed. I sorry you don't like the figure or people in the 501st. Heck, I myself tend to dislike most of humanity in general because of all the frelling a**holes I met in nearly fourty years of life. Nevertheless, I still try, and sometimes fail, to take everyone as an individual and not groups in which they belong.
Heck, even the best of families have their blacksheep.