Yeah your love for SYN shows with the loyalty you gave it..
I highlighted the part you need to re-read and UNDERSTAND.
basically i had problems with every single -XIII- member for a reason even myself dont know and this Stepgib guy was one of those i really hated.
on the other hand SYN was quite a cool tribe before Lord D and this noob above me ^ take control of it. i used to really like BudL and Link especially link was cool. shame i never found the opportunity to know him better.