I like your article and share some of your thoughts, but there are so many different kind of vegans...
I am a vegan and love animals, and loved cheese, and like PETA but also dislike radicalism and intolerance. You can just be all of that, or nothing. And sometimes is simply... confusing.
In my opinion, there is not a better or worse vegan.
People who say "at least you are not one of "those" something..." are just the most intolerant.