How am I supposed to know that you're just waiting for someone ahead to move on as opposed to having a fag break?
If you're sat either side of the trail, I'll ride right through you with a cheery hello, maybe I'll catch up a group on the trail, sit behind them and then pass if/when I can. Nobody has more or less right to be there than me, as I can't dictate to them, you can't dictate to me.
Errr, you're not, but should you just assume the worst that I am indeed an arsehole that thinks I own the place and can stop wherever I want and to hell with others? Personally though, I'm not that negative, I expect that most things have happened for a reason and it's not my place to question or interfere. If someone has stopped in front of me on a bit of singletrack at Cannock meaning I can't ride round them whist out on a Sunday ride, it's pretty near the bottom of my list of events that shaped my day. Call me a hippy, but I'm glad that everyone is out riding the trails, overbiked or not (its their prerogative, why judge?), slower than me, faster than me, it matters not... After all, they could have been wasting their afternoon sat watching Football, or the X Factor on TV!
I think you missed my point a little though DS, cos in essence I agree with you. At Cannock though, for those who haven't ridden there, on the Monkey trail there are a few bits of singletrack through the trees, where you couldn't pass at all really, and we had to stop and wait for a group in front of us at one of these points. No issue to me at all, but it clearly upset mr Ellsworth behind us.