It seems that person liked them at home with their own gear. Then some how didn't like them at a meet with other gear they don't even own Influence sure does play a big role on some people.
Meets are not the optimal place to judge gear. It's meant to give you an idea on what you would try at home in your setup - if possible. this is the first I've heard someone liking something at home. then not liking it at a meet. Funny..
Not when you bring your set-up to the meet with you ;)