Just my 2 cents here... the Ayre's design seems truly innovative and idiosyncratic to basically mandate WP's quoting from the manufacturer to some degree. My quibble is that the manufacturer's explanation, quoted verbatim, ran on for pages on end. Was this really necessary? I wish WP could have paraphrased the key elements of the design in his own words, instead of lending so much of the valuable review space to capturing Hansen, word by word. It especially left an unsavory sentiment in me when in the review, Hansen punctuates most of this comment by saying it will take a while for others to catch up. "Hansen cackled," the review says. I don't think this long prelude to the review, which was literally a lip service to Ayre's manufacturer, does much to the objectivity of the reviewer's stance? I did enjoy the rest of the review, as I do most of WP's assessments usually, but even the way the review ends with a hyperbole claiming the Ayre to be the 8th wonder of the world comparable to the experience of climbing the Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China only reinforced that weirdly unsavory feeling I got when reading the Quoted Hansen portion of the review.
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