Though usually I wouldn't do it, I'm going to make a public point to you guys here. These kinds of comments are exactly the same as those made by hypocrites who whine when they are moderated for breaking the rules, yet quick to point out if anyone who beliefs differently from what they do does as well. What you guys want is for the forums to be moderated in favour of your beliefs. When it isn't, you start up about sponsor-protecting conspiracies, which are easily disproven, at the very least by the amount of discussion that regularly goes on where sponsors and their products are criticised for every reason under the sun. Exactly the same kind of conspiracy comments have been made elsewhere online by a handful of individuals who were banned from here for abusive behaviour, yet in denial of any responsibility for their actions, they instead spout utter nonsense that appeals to the common person who is easily swayed by such ideas (just as, equally, people are swayed by hype, they are swayed by groundless conspiracy theories).
Honestly, you can find the same format of arguments in the portable audio forums where people argue over which IEM is best. I get the same kind of crap via PM after I delete people's posts there too.
What I reckon is, the Sound Science forum should be deleted entirely*. Not because I don't think science discussion should be here (it should), but because there is little to no genuine science here, only armchair discussion, which I think is actually worse in many respects, as, like news reporters often do with science topics, it is very easy to misguide people when you think you're enlightening them. Consider that the dozen or so people whom I know who could be considered genuine audio scientists in any respect don't even want to read this forum, let alone post in it.
Now I genuinely hope you'll all go and have a think about what I said and consider how you all can contribute something more useful in the future than what you have been so far.
*It wont be, before you ask, I'm just making a point here and it's not my call anyway.