Honestly, seven years ago, I wasn't a rabid shipper. And it isn't like I can't ship either Sam or Gene with other characters, because I do. All the time. But apparently I cannot brook any kind of invalidation of the ship. I don't care if you don't slash it, but it's not cool to act like shippers only ship for the basest, most shallow of reasons.
Plus, I am getting increasingly annoyed by people who don't seem to get that sometimes the friendship is the whole fucking point.