Very poor analogy. Dio didn't use a pejorative term. He simply asked if by 'library' you meant your electronics dealer website. He made no qualitative comment. So if you want to use this analogy, the question you should ask me is "do I still have [my] M&K S150 speakers?". And the answer is a simple "yes". No need to link to a M&K website etc.
The reason I have not changed the Audyssey FAQ is that I attach less than zero importance to the views of anyone with an obvious agenda, especially if that agenda involves the selling of overpriced audio equipment.
Now let's address your bias angle. The paper I linked to talks about the misconception in your FAQ that all reflections are bad and that they must be cured by building a padded cell in your listening room. And that the measurements we take that we think shows improvements there are reflection of what we hear. Both are demonstrated in the article to be wrong. Not as a matter of opinion, but with real data and authoritative references:
"Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms," Dr. Floyd Toole, 2008 [book]
“The Detection of Reflections in Typical Rooms,” Olive, Sean E.; Toole, Floyd E., AES Convention: 85 (November 1988)
“A Computer Model of Binaural Localization for Stereo-Imaging Measurement,” Macpherson, Ewan A., AES Convention: 87 (October 1989)
“Measuring Audible Effects of Time Delays in Listening Rooms,” Clark, David, AES Convention: 74 (October 1983)
So an easy solution would be to ignore the entire article and read the references provided. Of course you didn't bother. You don't have access to those articles and don't believe it is worth spending the price one dinner to buy them.
The whole notion that audiophiles are wrong because they don't look at research and science is practice by you. No good example is shown to actually be interested in the real science.
Finally, the article talks about how you do NOT need to buy all of these absorbers. In that sense, it works 100% against the motivation of anyone selling products such as acoustics. My company can make money selling these as we are dealers for a number of brands. But in the article I talk you out of them. In contrast, you sing the praises of GIK even though they are in the business of selling more of this stuff. Therefore one having a commercial interest is not an issue for in one area, but it is in the other. The difference? I show your audio knowledge to not be right. They don't!
Edited by amirm - 11/16/13 at 2:11pm