This is going to be one of those self-congratulatory threads isn't it? A prime example of "not me, I'm a unique butterfly" threads where we all measure our e-penis against each other and lament our peers because it's the cool thing to do.
If you don't like Beats by Dre then don't buy them. If you know that there are better alternatives then instead of ranting about it in a thread or ripping a guys new purchase to shreds then educate the masses on why brand X is better than brand Dre. If kids today equate bass to quality then it's because they didn't have a solid foundation upon which to build a knowledge about music, and if you want to know whose fault that is then look no further than those who taught them.