re: why they're not discussed...I think they are.
A lot of people talk about the Malavitas on this forum, but this place really likes their Romes/Fluxs/Flows, so normally it's in comparison to those. I like Unions which means normally I'll get yelled at here.
That's what I was going to say, there is a lot of discussion about Malavita's here and most of it I've heard has been positive.
I wouldn't say we are pro Rome/Flux/Flow, there are Burton fans here, Union fans (yes they may be a minority), etc.
Just like for boards there's a great mix of various fans here.
I think people need to stop getting caught up in the brand vs. brand arguments.