The absolute BEST thing 3var!!!

Perhaps it’s just an Internet subculture, but I’m curious why there are so many discussions and arguments and knock-down fights on the 'Net about the best insert noun ever.

Sure, I can see this as an interesting bar conversation, or a way to have a discussion with someone who has similar interests. But does anybody else feel as if the people on the Internet think the “best X evar” conversations are things you have to win?

Or am I just ignoring the drawing room/bar/parlor/sandlot conversations and focusing on the d00d-speak dweebs online?