There will almost always be opposition to feature suggestions. It's expected and needed. Saying that arguing against a feature suggestion is stupid, is a stupid statement.
Of course not. You can't argue that people don't need or want it, because people are asking for it.
The argument shouldn't be whether it's needed or not, we know people want it, it's a question of how it's going to be implemented.
ie: It does not need to be a feature of mIRC because... it can be done as an optional addon.