Matthew, the "Dyspraxic Fundamentalist," sees Calvinists as swindlers who con people into believing the doctrines of grace, which, as we all know, "are bare of any true biblical foundation." Yes, we realize that Calvinism is offensive at first to all new believers -- not like the gospel, which they accepted readily without any hesitation. The trick is to beat them into submission by making them feel guilty about not subjecting themselves humbly to the teaching of scripture.
In light of Ephesians 2:1, I'm surprised T. J. Pinnock has a problem with the concept of regeneration preceding conversion -- unless, of course, it's possible for a dead man to have faith.
A common charge against Calvinism is that it kills evangelism. As Terry Delaney points out, it is through evangelism (i.e., the preaching and hearing of the Word) by which God saves the elect. God not only ordains the end, he also ordains the means.