Thank you for this! I tend to back down from debates with people that are clearly only in it for the win and not for the possibility of maybe learning something or being exposed to a worthy challenge.
I allow readers to gather whatever they want from my pieces and I never want to be judgmental or even defensive because I can’t expect everyone to agree with my message. That would be weird.
But, trolls are special in their quest and I am happy to let them thrive without my input.