I bought a pair of these today, X-Lite Carbon Trekking Poles only mine cost £29.99 from Sports Direct. The stated weight is 190g each and although they felt quite light in the shop it's always difficult to know for sure. Good news, they actually weigh 200g each complete or 190g without the rubber tip protectors. They feel fine, workmanship looks ok, the lever locks work and the handles are comfortable with easily adjusted straps.
I guess we can assume that all those who've decided to indulge in a bit of Bear Bashing have never seen Ray Mears on TV lighting fires and chopping down trees which is why they haven't started or more accurately jumped on a thread about Ray Mears to point out the error of his ways. I agree it isn't a very good example to set if it leads to others doing the same thing, that said it's hardly breaking new ground for a TV show about the 'Outdoors' to show someone lighting a fire, Ray Mears had been doing it for long enough.
Perhaps we should give the kids who actually prefer to watch programs about the outdoors rather than so called reality TV some credit, are they going to watch Bear Grylls or Ray Mears and think "I must get into outdoors pursuits just so I can light fires here there and everywhere" or are they going to see the bigger picture (unlike most who've commented on this thread) I wonder how many of those who pitched up along Loch Lomond wreaking havoc did so having been inspired to do so by watching Bear Grylls or Ray Mears.