Thanks everyone, you've pretty well confirmed what I initially thought. Certain people, when given the opportunity, just can't seem to help themselves, I guess.
One thing I wish I had thought to incorporate into my initial question... I don't mean to sound "whiney" or "bitchy" about getting voted down... just to say I truly don't get why someone would bother to actually click the "down" button for another hubbers answer unless they actually had an issue of some sort with that answer.
I suppose it amounts to the same kind of mentality that says, "I'm going to create a computer virus to screw with people's lives just because I can". Or the reason you can no longer leave your car unlocked, even in your own driveway. 10% of humanity sucks, but somehow manages to make the other 90% suffer.