Can't see why the mods would have trouble with an honest question.
I just question the use of "cynical" to describe trolls. Trolls aren't necessarily cynical, but they are always obnoxious and annoying. Professor X is frequently cynical, but I never think of him as obnoxious and annoying.
And, to further obfuscate in the guise of clarification: a lot of annoying posters aren't necessarily trolls, because trolls are intentionally attention-grabbing shit-stirrers, and some pseudo-trolls are just naive twits who ought to read more before they post.
(Oh crap. I just won the vote, didn't I? When will I learn to shut up?)