I have had a majority of polite, helpful and constructive responses to my questions and a few pompous rants, as well. I'm a beginner so they say the "eye rolling" responses to beginner questions is just axiomatic and to get used to it.
But I've read some really nasty responses to the extreme beginner questions and I've noticed that this is one of the only scientific fields who's culture is akin to artistic elitism. Much like writers, painters and sculptors, coders seem to take such joy and elation at knowing more than someone else, and driving the point through the laymans heart, like a French sommelier.
This is not a generalization, but an obvious trend, so If you're offended by my comment, you need to ask yourself WHY you are offended.