As Gerard said, haters gonna hate. These fanatics think what's best for them must be best for everyone. These ignorami should be ignored if possible. "When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kind of dogmas or goals, it's always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt." -Robert M. Pirsig
That said, the hate goes both ways to a certain extent. Some boutique players show the same hate to low end imports, or even production line basses such as Fender. Hatin' the low end is as bad as hatin' the high end. The desired result is good music: the tool might matter to the player, but not the listener.
Hate aside, there's a legitimate difference of opinion on whether a boutique is "worth it". For some, a Fender or even Squier is good enough, and that's fine. If I couldn't afford Sadowsky, I would be satisfied with Fender. But I can afford Sadowsky, and the difference in quality is well worth the difference in price to me.
Slow Friday today... is it the weekend yet??