Aw see I thought that was all part of the sense of humor of it!! I thought it was really funny! Some people take things too seriously..
But in response to the whole don't ask for gifts thing (which its already been agreed upon, no gifts, they aren't doing a registry, its not a 'shower').. I'm just wondering.. If you're invited to a party at someone elses house you DONT bring anything? Like, no bottle of wine.. you don't bring a dessert..side dish? I would feel incredibly rude going to anyones party completely empty handed. What about pot luck dinners.. do you get offended if asked to go to one of those, too?
If someone has a shower, then it's other people footing the bill for the food and decor and refreshments.. if YOU are throwing a party and providing all of that, isn't it only right that people coming bring a little something? Not saying you're going to bring a $50 high chair, just like you wouldn't bring something that expensive to a diner party.. but a little something, thats only polite.
What true friend would really care if you throw a party in honor of becoming parents vs say, Valentines Day??
I just feel so disapointed in people that that was the overwhelming opinion.