Some people like talking about the techy bits. It's like when I geek out and talk about my warhammer and roleplaying stuff. I don't say, 'Yeah, I just finished up some Orc models' I tend to say, 'Yeah, I just finished painting 30 Orc Double Choppa Boyz with a Black Orc Warboss created from the Black Reach Ork Boss. Lot of greenstuffing. Looks sweet though.'
Which, by the way, he damn well does.
Some bits of information are more important to other folks than to us, and some of the things we find facinating are irrelevent to othes. Hence why holding someone else to anything but the most basic standards or thought on our part inevitably leads to disapointment for us. People who aren't us won't do what we do or think how we think, and don't have the same priorities.