I feel ya Klyde. **FF9 spoilerz alert**
I once had a friend in highschool tell me something along the lines of, "Yeah, Queen Brahne gets killed and Alexandria gets wrecked, but don't worry that's not a spoiler." He wasn't trying to be an ass (though that guy you ran into may have been), some people just don't realize people don't wanna know shit. I don't want to know anything until any game is beaten, no matter how minor it may be.
ADMIN EDIT: Ancient as it is, that isn't "Aeris dies" level of irrelevance.