We truly love and appreciate getting emails from our loyal viewers and readers. When you mail as many magazines as we do and have web sites that generate the insane level of traffic that ours do or produce the best, most watched TV shows in the industry, you’re bound to get a pile of comments and we welcome it. It shows our informed viewers are passionate and paying attention.
Often, fan letters are written in the same opinionated way we write our articles. They offer constructive criticism or give positive feedback and some simply bash us for an opinion they disagree with. Hey what do we know right?
At any given time we have upwards of a dozen test units on hand from several different manufacturers and endless terrain to conquer. We couldn’t possibly be able to make qualified opinions on these machines, could we?
One criticism that really bugs us though, is being accused of favoring a particular brand. Here’s the thing… as a business, sponsorship revenue is what keeps the doors open – shocker! What sets apart from our competitors though is the fact that we tell it like it is – no matter what.
The OEMs know this too. If they build a great machine, we’ll report it. If they miss the boat, you’ll know about it. If they don’t supply us with test units, you won’t see their products being tested or reported on.
So when you don’t see your brand in the pages of our magazines or featured on our TV shows, let your OEM know about it. If you don’t like what you’ve read about a machine we’ve tested, suck it up. We ain’t lying and that’s a promise.