Dan, yes he is an instigator. He likes to poke and poke until someone pokes back. It's part of what makes Dan who he is. How he found a woman who LIKES that guy I will never know. My guess is, he isn't really like that in the real world. Just an "A Typical" Net bully. Plain and simple.
But, that is what makes this stuff fun, and interesting. If we all just "got along" this would be one boring ass forum full of nothing but back patters. We need conflict, we thrive on it. Just look at our history, RIPE with it. So, let it come....and let the fighting continue, even if its NOT about cigars. Even if it boils down to "Dan is a jackass dangling as string of contemptuous lies...and we are lions batting veraciously at it...just waiting for him to loose his footing so he can fall into our cage."
It is what it is....nothing more...nothing less. But it is still fun.