Brian is just a schlub from Hawthorne. Steve is a Tonmeister. He has Tonmeister training and credentials and a degree that enables him to call himself a Tonmeister. Surely he wouldn't call himself a Tonmeister if he really wasn't one. That would be unethical and an unconscionable lie. Steve would never do that.
"Desiring and then acquiring an expensive watch is prima facie evidence you are a cunt." — Steve Albini