No one in this thread got bent out of shape over anything......except Wisdude. Fourputt commented that a single playing in 3 hours wasn't terribly fast, but only in the context of the OP's initial question.
All anyone has said, very nicely I might add, is that if someone is playing faster than someone else, if there's room to do so, everyone will be happier if they're allowed to play through.
Again, only Wisdude thinks that he owns the course, and to Hell with anyone else, they can just pick another sport.... I'll refrain from responding to that, no matter how much I'd like to.
No, I don't think I own the course. I let people play through if it makes sense to do so, just as I sometimes play through a group in front of me if I'm playing faster. I give up looking for a lost ball after a few minutes, I bring my putter with me when I pitch/chip onto the green, park my cart on the side of the green closest to the next tee, watch my buddies' tee shots to help them find errant balls, move away from a green before updating a scorecard, etc.... Your sense of logic is faulty - disliking overly impatient golfers does not mean that I am a slow golfer. You're simply making things up because you don't like to be told, rightly so, to stop whining.