Well, if you needed an item for a companion, then yes, that's pretty much normal. Actually it's been like that since day one."Need" only for yourself and if you really need it. If not, "Greed" it.
Oh and yes, a lot of the name calling and insulting happens right on the Red Eclipse. I've never been called a ninja looter or herder there, but I've seen it happen a lot in the general chat.