I love Reading this forum to learn stuff (pros and cons) about all the manufacturers because I don't personally get to try all the gear I want too. Personally it seems more open minded here towards brands (although certain people do like to voice their disliked brands) than EL does. Generally on here you get a vast lineup of good choices with the few heavily favorited brands and every time I read an EL thread it seems like its always the exact same shit being pushed and heavily pro union for bindings and hating a majority of other brands. Atleast that was the feel I had when I searched things there.
Since the start of that ridicules "contest" it's made reading this forum fucking suck and a headache to see any actual real information in between the bickering and hating.
Hopefully it looks like it is finally starting to turn back in a positive direction. Hell even shredlife was constructive there for a second lol.