He made the same post in a few other forums. HTS even deleted his thread entirely... I actually like AVS more because we don't have any Moderator Nazi's that freakout if you say "damn." As he has bowed out of the other forums as well, I say good riddens. There is a difference between respectful to new members wanting and willing to learn and those with the gall to introduce themselves with a 40 page report full of holes pointed out by many proven top notch professionals in the industry. HT is a passionate hobby of mine and I'm still training myself to follow all of the engineering/technical talk, but among other things, I have a degree in Marketing and his article truly reeked of Brand Imaging.
If fact, with all of the attention that this article is getting (even the shout-out on AVS Radio) it's pretty much free press for him. As a noob the "catchy title", "thread replys" and "thread views" are going to entice them to check out the thread. In addition, Search Engine Optimization has proven that the first page of results (i.e.-the first page of this thread) receives the most hits, so an impatient newbie will see the pdf file, think he has found what he needs and not bother with the commentary...
Then again, most noobs are not yaught owners so they may scoff at the prices and discard the article completely... =)
Edited by popalock - 7/13/12 at 10:29am