If you don't like the thread, ignore it. If you don't agree with the idea, stay away! If you want to try to help with something that possibly be helpful for people that are going to spend a lot on universals, please contribute.
Thank you for your contribution and respect!
For example, you've already separated 3 IEM's as being better than all the others even though there seems to be quite a bit of dissension as to the validity of that.
I actually like the idea of a discussion / comparison thread, heck even the main page chart has some good points to it with it's brief descriptions derived from the overall consensus of opinion, it's mainly the division of tiers which tries to define one or a group as being better than another that I see being the problem. What happens then is arguments focused on whether this or that should be in top-tier instead of discussions regarding the relative merits and faults of products ensue. That and a lot of new users will look at a list like that as being definitive information as to what's better which I believe can have a detrimental effect because so much of this comes down to personal preference.
Sorry if you view the criticism as thread crapping.