Why amateur reviewers are better
Thu, May 17, 2012 at 10:16 AM by Dave Winer.
1. Amateurs don't have relationships with the vendors to protect.
2. The reviews don't all come the week before the product is announced.
3. They aren't rehashes of press releases.
4. They reflect actual experience using the product, over a period of weeks instead of minutes, in the case of some professional reviews.