Very Very True,there are reviewers(Self Appointed) who do purchase gear for reviews at its true value (around 80% less than RRP) who afterwards onsell the item at a profit in order to sustain there review site.
The whole Industry needs to take a good look at itself.There are only so many suckers to sell to.
Wow, I am stunnned...no payment for the written review but an 80% discount off retail pricing...unless one loves to write and see his/her name in print, there is absolutely no incentive to write a negative review. If a component sounds lousy, why waste the time writing about it? Just send it back to the manufacturer.