For a while you were inclined to believe only SCIENCE i.e actual measurements by a reputable third party of your choice. Now the science is out but you are looking for subjective remarks because the science is not in favor of X-Ref12? This is the kind of flip flopping politicians do
Let's not forget that a sub is piece of audio gear used for real world content or do you purchase it and conduct measurements all day? I like prefer science because it keeps the crazies in check , however outdoors measure don't tell the entire story. If you remember a lot my cut and paste were of the glowing "subjective" comments made by Audioholics about the X-Ref 12.
Talking about the demand for a review, go back to your posts and count how many times you asked for an authentic review of the SB12 so that it can be compared head to head with the X-Ref12
Again and again, it is you who is trying to console yourself about your over priced under performing purchase.
Just because I called for a review from Audioholics doesn't mean there was some kind great out cry for a review of the SB12-NSD. Also, I told you that I had no quarrell with you about the price, I never argued if X-Ref 12 was worth the price. Also, I told you I didn't pay for it at its adverstised price. The price I paid was cheaper than what was being asked for the SB12-NSD at the time.
If X-Ref12 were like $450 shipped, I would not have hesitated to buy it. My biggest A/V blunder was not to have bought the Ultra-12 when it was $329 shipped.
Again, I won't quibble over price with you. I read these threads a lot and see people making ridiculous overkill purchases all of the time.