Originally Posted by Zakalwe
.... this kind of mindset seems to be well adapted to the common hype cycle of hifi-products, i.e.
Phase 1: device X is announced, manufacturer's vague promises are treated as gospel, X will be the best thing ever.
Phase 2: first reviews appear, X is indeed the best thing ever, and its little flaw F won't be noticeable to anyone, really.
Phase 3: X is released and in the hands of happy users, it is the best thing ever, and quite right, flaw F is hardly noticeable and does not matter anyway.
Phase 4: successor Y is announced, manufacturer says it will be the best thing ever - maybe they even fixed that slightly annoying flaw F of X?
Phase 5: first reviews of Y appear, it will be the best thing ever and they fixed that annoying flaw F in X - owners quickly dump their X on the used market.
Phase 6: X spends many years in that sad second-rate state, treated without care - it does not deserve more anyway, being crippled by that horrible flaw F, what was the manufacturer thinking? Until...
Phase 7: Rediscovery - surviving X are rare and exclusive now, flaw F was always unjustly overblown, and really, that build quality, they just don't make them like X any more.
So stay negative about the new device and then buy it used in phase 5, then keep staying negative (but treat it well) until it becomes a legend in phase 7, and then you have the very best for little money.