I also just purchased the spider putter
Bad call! I think you (& anyone) should have purchased the new Ping Redwood putter instead. It's hands-down the best putter ever presented in this game, and I've played a lot with all 5 of them. (I'd say Spider is currently the second-best putter.)
I just assumed that you chose him as a representation of your own state of mind whilst your playing the game, i.e. pessimistic, and that my ignorance of who he was meant that your very witty (and ironic) choice of avatar was lost on me.
It's not that... But he was convinced that most people's thinking is hopelessly flawed, so it's a good avatar to have for forum discussions... When hordes of people oppose you, it's as if the avatar nodded at you and said, "See? It's just as I've been telling you... Being so vehemently opposed, you're probably correct!"