You mad bro :P
Not close to no real world experience, absolutely none. To be fair, I do keep saying ON PAPER. As for 'they'... InnerFidelity, AVGuide, 6Moons, Soundstage, Headfonia.
I would add that if what they say is 'meh' why wouldn't what you say also be 'meh'? I personally think the whole point of reviews and forums is information sharing. And in sharing information what I have learned over time is that we have different sonic goals. For example, mine and your goals don't line up so your opinion of the HE-6 doesn't have as much weight as someone who's opinion of X or Y line up with mine. It's not personal it's just the way of the world.
I didn't say they needed power, I said they didn't and showed numbers to prove it. Because let's face it a lot of people don't understand how this stuff works even at a very basic 101 type level.
I also quite liked the HE-5LE but the big scoop out of the upper mids gave the overall nod to the Stax O2.