You mean I shouldn't lick all the DVDs I receive from Netflix and every disc after I burn it? CRAP!
Hrrrm. Well I don't want to see you fall ill *that* much. Probably best not.
But seriously, lets look at this from the outside in. We live in an age of gimmicky CRAP.
Half the products I see/touch/throw out of my window within the ODD market, I consider to be nothing more than what is known as "markitecture"
. One of the most prominent examples of this I can think of, off hand, is the concept of their varying buffer-under-run protection methodologies:
Give me a frigging break. It is all based upon EXTREMELY similar controller logic, let alone the initial specs for implementation.
Further down the line, things like on the fly pickup calibration:
* WOPCII ....and finally...
* WSCOPC <-- Wesociety Super Cool Optical Pickup Crushing
(He held a gun to my head...told me to add it, I swear!)
...even the mighty Pioneer can be accused of the use of "markitecture" in my books, with their mighty "on the fly geometric feedback mechanisms and LCD-tilt" technology. Granted, they are actually utilising a home-grown concept that other writers do not - but the principles are the same and feedback technology is not anything TOTALLY SUPER-COOL REVOLUTIONARY. -_-
My advice? (maybe its my jaded, cynical nature kicking in, after being at this for YEARS now...)
Don't listen to their garbage. Use your own mind. Think for yourself. Probably why I stopped participating on most of the kiddie-forums long ago. Full of utter tosh spit out by people poisoned by a gimmicky world.
It's nice to see you guys still have critical melon's however!
/rant - sorry if this seemed a little pointy, its just a pet hate of mine...gimmicks in general.