Answering your question about what I think about vegans and veganism-
I have considered going vegan in the past however, after much reflection, I decided that it's not for me because I don't feel very strongly about it. I'm also not a fan of restricting anything from my diet- I prefer moderation over restriction.
What do I think of vegans? I think that they are often (not all but most) are very passionate about animal welfare and take their food lifestyle extremely seriously/very passionate about it. I think they're very convicted about not eating any animal meat or animal byproducts. I do think that some of them can be somewhat rude, critical and judgemental of others who do eat meat (and consume other types of meat products). For the most part, most assume that people who eat meat are uneducated about the food industry and animal cruelty- which for myself is not the case because I do watch a lot of documentaries, read and educate myself but it's just not a belief system or lifestyle that I want to adopt for myself. I can understand why they would be judgemental of those who eat meat though because they really care about animal welfare.
I don't really personally mind veganism. I think people are entitled to live their life and consume whatever they want. However, I personally like to socialize over food and drinks and prefer having friends who have similar food habits as to mine.
What about yourself? What do you think of vegans or veganism?
Great topic btw. Very interesting to discuss