Fair enough, but in my hypothetical example you don't live in an HOA anymore. Those neighbors are not breaking any laws. Are they considered to be beneath you? I guess that's what I meant by saying that line of thinking rubs people the wrong way. But I agree, the rules should be followed if they exist. I think a lot of people get in over their head when they buy a home in an HOA and think the rules are no big deal, but then realize it can be too much. I don't know, maybe in some cases they get bit by the exact rules that attracted them to the development in the first place.