Just some general musings while sitting here on my sofa a nice California Sunday day when I should take my BMW bike out for a motorcycle trip...
In general, you need to objectively read all kinds of product recommendations. They have a lot of objectivity embedded, such as:
* Someone has invested a large sum of money for a certain piece of equipment so it better be good.
* Same if someone has a long history of using a certain brand, there's vested interest where even lemons have to be justified.
* There's also the case where it's best to give an example. My ex-manager is always keen on giving me advice which motorcycle to purchase next. I think the reason is that his garage is shock-full of bikes and he wants 'shop' for me.
* Some get stuck on an old technology concept so any new ideas are frown about, ex: Twitch and no jog wheels.
* Some just don't know anything about equipment, they got something for cheap and use that as their internal reference while not knowing what better sounds or works.
* Or then they don't want to spend much on equipment and justify cheaper alternative as good enough or really good, while this might not be the case.
* There's also the envy or some company doing really good products so they have to find all kinds of excuses, sometimes valid, sometimes silly, to take that down.
I really like someone who describes not just pros, also the cons, concerning why they recommend something, just to be more objective.
Anyway, time to take out my bike.