how do you figure that?
this site sees rider after rider after rider complain about 'your brand' and its limitations. there is actually a responsibility to inform people about flaws in products that exist, and persist. if you deny that a product has an issue to the point of some ridiculous dogma or brand loyalty then you are really doing a mis-service to those asking for real advice.
the complaints about union bindings are 100% legitimate. burying your head in the sand and throwing around insults or trying to assert your 'iamthemostknowledgeablesnowboarderandanyonewhothi nksdifferentiswrongandangry' attitude isn't going to help your 'cause'
I agree with the last part of your statement. From what I've been reading, there's a lot of that in this thread.
Please don't mistake any of my comments as advocating for a specific company. While I have a positive opinion of Union bindings and Capita boards, I also love and use Burton bindings and boards, Mervyn (Lib/Gnu) boards, Venture, NeverSummer, etc. I'm really intrigued by a couple of K2's boards, and one of my local shops will be doing K2's "K2sdays" $1 weekday demos this season, so I'll be taking them out. I'm really excited by that and expect to enjoy them.
You and a few other people here appear to be very emotionally invested in convincing others that Union bindings "suck". I find that to be just as invalid as the fanboys who think that Union bindings are beyond criticism. Both sides are contributing to a load of bullshit that gets in the way of providing the information that can actually enable a person less familiar with the products available to choose a new binder.
Unions work for some people, and not for others.
The same with Burton binders.
The same with K2 binders.
The same with Raiden, Flux, Technine, Flow, Salomon, and Ride binders.
Gear preference is just that: preference. It doesn't define your riding. 90% rider. 10% board (and other gear).