Driect sales only, why now reviews of VanAlstine stuff, same sales method. I also like how Gordon holt mentions advertising will guarantee a favorable review, in his previous job before he started StereoPhile...StereoPhile is now advertising supported publication...why is StereoPhile differetn from any other ad supported magazine? Busienss wise, it can't be. He also mentions, no advertising, no reviews to the product, why no AVA reviews in all these years, AVA been doing it almost as long as StereoPhile 40+ years!!! G.H. says audio hobby has lost it's credibility as far back as teh 80's by not letting blind tests be used for products.....Maybe StereoPhile can start a trend, do it?