Bit sick of seeing the same old crap about down voting and this from someone that couldn't care less. You made numerous posts about not caring about down voting but the next post is crying about it. Well, Martha or Arthur which is it?
The answer is a bit of both....I don't care about the loss of the points, BUT I still dislike it as it discourages people from possibly replying to my posts/reading them due to being low rated(Also iirc it auto greys out my thread when I make new posts if the op posts are low rated).
I also find it moderately disrespectful(and also on the rules aspect I dislike how the staff doesn't uphold that rule and allows others to downrate me/you/others without doing much about it).
"Troll" is a term that is so subjective that it is almost worthless in terms of conveying useful information. Clearly you have some sort of infatuation with it, and perhaps you should ask yourself why that is.
No infatuation per se, or at least not for the reasons you likely think. I usually apply it to a subset of people who do certain actions for certain types of reasons online, mainly to set apart those with valid criticisms/set beliefs they cannot change easily from those who just do it to get a rise out of others.
For myself, I avoid these sorts of words because they tend to trigger reactionary responses, which is counterproductive if you're trying to engage in reasoned discussion.
I usually only use it in the generalist sense when talking about that aforementioned subset of people who argue with me/others, and I never call people trolls individually unless I know for sure they are likely to be one(which is rare) and don't care about their opinion of me at that point.
The bottom line is that anyone who wastes significant amounts of time and energy being petty and vindictive is someone who has serious mental health issues.
You are likely right for most such people.