I used to find the term slightly annoying, but TBF it does sum up SOOOOOO many arguments on the web and cricketweb, so it does allow you to pass on so many parts of posts.
It is also more polite than what I used to do. "Your first paragraph was just a straw man", is probably better than "I can't be bothered to talk about that pointless nonsense, because it has **** all to do with what we're talking about, and you probably know that".
Easier to write too.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.