Don't worry about the naysayers, bro. We had similar complaints for reviews at ProRec. If you knew the ridiculous accusations that came to me through PM here on KVR, you would be SHOCKED. Honestly, it would probably blow your mind. Heck, I've had people threaten legal action against me when I denied doing what they said. Yes. Seriously.Brother Charles wrote:Sampleconstruct wrote:The MAutoDynamic EQ does deserve some praise imo.
A chap emailed me early Wednesday sharing some remarks similar to ArgleBargle's. He told me in his email, that he was busy and didn't have time to read long reviews and that my writing sounded like elaborate advertisements. He mentioned that he didn't want to be slowed down by entertainment of humour. Well, neither did Spock. Some folks wouldn't watch a comedy movie to save their life.
I replied to the email thanked my visitor for letting me know how he felt.
The truth is, I know that it is impossible to please all the people all the time. According to the majority of feedback that I receive from RR readers, most folks like the attention-to-detail and my enthusiasm for well-deserving products. If I brag on somethin' good . . . I hope it benefits the developers and buyers alike.
For example, one chap wrote to me this evening and told me that he found the RR web site while searching on Google for "PianoVerb 2" reviews. He said that it was directly due to my review that he went ahead and bought it. Furthermore, he loved the sound of it, just as I had written! That felt GREAT! Antoni @PSP makes excellent plug-ins and I was glad to help out a little bit.
Most indie developers can't afford dedicated marketing departments and teams of sales/marketing personnel. If it's good, then "I write it as I see it". If the reviews are too long on Reviewer's Revival, then folks can simply keep visiting MusicRadar or SoundOnSound. *cheeky grin
So ignore it and laugh it off. If you're telling the truth, it doesn't really matter if somebody wants to gripe about it. Some people will find things to whine about. Just be honest and real and enjoy using the stuff. That's what I do, and I let the chips fall where they may. I have found that most people who read my reviews give very positive feedback. They LOVE the attention to detail. I wouldn't change what you're doing one bit.
Good luck sir.