Originally Posted by lucas569
Please lets not turn this into a witchhunt... Some comments are coming off as singling out.
I think if you know who exactly is being discussed by the sort of broad descriptions posted above, the descriptions are accurate.
In the end we collectively will get what we deserve. If we buy from the vendors who cannot or will not bring anything to the table but a slightly lower price, those with knowledge will be out of business and they won't bring their know-how to the forum. It'll be the equivalent of trying to get the minimum-wage kids at the big-box store to diagnose a problem with your DVD player or set up the shifters on your $100 bike. By the time you realize you need that specialist retailer who actually knows the answer he'll be closed up and gone.