IMHO, although there are a number of members around here who miraculously end up being on the early access list, I have never found them to be fanboys. Even the vendors, for the most part, tend to be somewhat restrained. That is they tend to not beat their chest, but rather encourage a positive review and be silent when hearing the negative.
The key to that is integraty in reporting.
Case in point, take Fox News and CNN on opposite ends of an agenda, who believe that their consumers as having blinders on. I don't trust either one of them as a whole. When someone spends 80% of their (my) time trying to get the same point across, I become skeptical.
On the other hand, whining for the sake of satisfying ones need to ■■■■■ is refreshingly not tolerated at MUDSPIKE.
Happily, I have my priorities in sharp focus this Friday after a long work week. Cheers.