By your logic, I could post a thread saying "Review: New Westone ES4X!".
When people are understandably annoyed because they entered the thread on the pretense that they're going to see a review of a newly released custom, I can simply let them know that I'll review the ES4X as soon as it's released.
It's obvious misdirection. It's nice that you've now included the "in progress", but the reality is that the post does not contain what it implies it does. The idea that it's justifiable on the basis that those who are in the market can wait for the review is weak.
What makes you different from everyone else, who waits until they have a review to post it? Just curious why you feel you should be an exception to the rest of head-fi, on this matter...
ES4X" statement, that's on a totally different matter. There's no news or any facts about the ES4X and one claiming to review "AS SOON AS IT COMES OUT" doesn't have anything to back themselves up, what is an ES4X never came? Then your review would never be posted and therefore rendering the thread useless.
I don't see anyone going into review threads and "complaining" that there's no review besides yourself. I'm not making an exception to myself, i am simply stating that making a thread to show that an review is in progress shows a sense of organization and also allows the readers to know that this review is on it's way.
If your thoughts on this was true and correct, then on the same line manufacturers wouldn't have to spend money and time doing press release on it's products. They could simply just "release" the product when it's ready.