So sometimes I get flamed for top posting a response to email. Yesterday, I was getting grief for bottom posting on an email response. Some people give me grief if they think I've trimmed too much context. Others give me grief if I include too much of the previous emails. I've had people tell me they prefer if I top post responses, but bottom posting is OK if I at least use HTML email so that colors differentiate things (they were from marketing).
It doesn't matter how I send email, someone's going to be upset for not using the One True Email Response Etiquette.
Me? I tend to bottom post and I tend to trim my email. Usually. Sometimes I'll change that if it seems to improve comprehension, or if I'm lazy, or if my Magic 8-Ball tells me otherwise. Hell, sometimes I just guess wrong. If you don't like it, that's OK because I'm quite used to various people having differences of opinion about how they want to receive email. I don't mind this one bit.
What I do mind is you giving me f***ing grief because I don't use your preferred format! So shut the F up already, will you? If a particular mailing list has a preferred format, I try and stick with that because I can see it, but otherwise, I don't give a rat's ass about trying to balance 10 contradictory viewpoints.