I've been participating in a thread over on the LA Board, about a restaurant in Pasadena, and one of the most recent posters said that she was reluctant to try it because "I'm a serious foodie and I hate being disappointed". My immediate reaction to that was "How can you be that serious if you aren't willing to risk disappointment?" though I didn't say that in so many words, as that was not the proper forum.
So, boys and girls, can one be a truly dedicated foodie, Chowhound, gourmand or whatever, and still be reluctant to try something you might not like? Or which, heaven forbid, might fall short of your expectations? My attitude is that this is like claiming to be a serious cyclist while refusing to take off the training wheels. Am I being harsh here?