Debbie, although I also agree that everyone has a right to his/her opinion, I like Don's STATEMENT/CORRECTION style. I also agree with all of his points. While I get it that you don't like options (with non-refundable consideration), Don was correct IMHO to point out the logic flaw in that statement.
The flaw is the assumption that the option consideration is ALWAYS non-refundable--yet, that's not true. A tenant/buyer can negotiate that the option fee or a portion of it is refundable when working with a seller to set this up. I (and some other buyers) have also negotiated options with $0 for the option consideration with sellers, in exchange for giving them the right to continue marketing their property and go with a better offer.
The point here isn't to split hairs; rather, it's to ensure that we're all disseminating the correct info.