But he is right on about the "many posts are....pure speculation" on this forum part. Many sub-forum's posts here are based on it and wouldn't exist without it. I would even go so far as to say that this forum thrives on it.
Also about the "including those who have a commercial interest" part, for that matter. Although they can also be found occasionally in other areas, the HDTV Programming sub-forum in particular seems to have more than it's share of regular posters with vested interests. Not so much from the pay-providers, but mostly associated with OTA. In fact, we've even had them on our local threads, too.
And like I also mentioned, the guy probably has never read a complete thread here on AVS forums. There is plenty of helpful information from very knowledgable people and the BS is quickly called out. As long as the information is helpful and correct, who cares where it comes from? Consumers Reports automatically discounts anything that comes from commercial interests, like CR doesn't have it's own agenda! I've learned a lot here and I'm sure I'm not the only one who has.