Hold on eke, I think it's important to highlight that we spend our time writing reviews and impressions in order to help out fellow enthusiasts. We do it freely, of our own accord, as part of our participation in the hobby... not because we were commissioned by - or in any way asked to - by Head-Fi... not because it was in any way required of us... and certainly not "all for their benefit." Does Head-Fi indirectly directly benefit from having this content? Sure. Is that why we do it? No. So let's not try to pretend that we are unwitting sources of labor here. We are not.
Lets be honest with ourselves here in the bolded section. I fixed it for you.
You're not wrong about everything else. But you're speaking for everyone and I don't think you can accurately assess everyone's understanding of the underlying economics of the situation.
There is every right for economic opportunity and gain. I think the real issue that's being raised is regarding the method at which it's sustained here regarding freedom of speech.
Edited by vwinter - 6/29/14 at 11:11am