I just browsed the forums to look for threads in which Sponsors' products are being criticized or even bashed--there are plenty, easy to find, at any given time. Look at the list of Sponsors in the side column, and tell me that you don't see threads and posts criticizing or bashing products by pretty much all of them around here.
I've just read a post by a respected and established member who remains rational, objective and coherent in his posts which deal with potentially contentious issues who goes onto say himself on a thread which could attract the attentions of the head-fi stazi, that the community should have the courage to face head on that certain unfavourable or unpopular viewpoints should be acknowledged and given the respect they deserve for the site to retain credibility.
|As for the "dark underbelly" bit about Sponsor Forums and Sponsored Threads,|
I wont comment any further on this, but there is obviously a wide spectrum of opinion based on individual perceptions regarding this subject as can be evidenced by the comments in this thread.