MikeD wrote:Question: What percent of people who are in the business of selling a product will be "less than honest" in the pursuit of making money, including hyping the product, not giving information about flaws in the product, denigrating competing products, etc, etc? That is but one of the many reasons to be skeptical about the statements of others -- it that so difficult to understand?
Point taken, however cynical I am (and after driving a rotor wing aeroplane for many years you can believe that I am uber cynical) I believe that it is important for us to be considerate of our fellow posters herein. Certainly, I am the first one to distrust a person whose sole interest is to sell a product (viz. used car salespeople), but the folks on this board have every appearance of doing their designs and sales out of the goodness of their hearts -- with the added benefit of making a small profit to cover expenses. For sure, all you have to do is read Consumers' Reports magazine (which I have for some 50 years) and each and every issue reveals manufacturers and products pimps who have Feet of Clay.
My experience with people on this BBS has been very favorable. Even in the off-topic "Gun Ownership" sub-forum (some 250+ pages now) the give and take of opposing viewpoints are relatively polite.
With respect to those herein who are selling products, you can only rely upon what other people here have said about their experiences with those products. Personally, I think the recommendations of a diverse group of users is the paradigm of consumer faith.
It behooves people here who have purchased and who are using a product from members of the BBS to post their experiences and the likes and dislikes. I know they already have, all you need do is use the search function.
Remain Cynical, read the top two lines of my signature block, and keep your powder dry.