Don't forget the snobbery of quoting Rand or, in my case, Wolfe or Proust. Ayn Rand came across to me sort of like this: "Oh noes, communism is spreading. It's a threat to our individuality since they want everyone to be the same. I want everyone to be unique! I'll take this to an extreme example and write novels based on it in hopes to inspire people to 180 into complete individuals." It doesn't really solve the human condition, it's kind of just presenting the other failing extreme. Plus, the expository speeches that defy character traits and expose Rand's own mouthpiece for politik keep popping up and ruin the story. For some who haven't read Rand, but have read her #1 fan Goodkind, he is guilty of all the same habits.