If Ethan Winer is still not banned from these forums after this, I think there needs to be a serious explanation and discussion from John or Stephen, as to why he can continue to violate very clearly worded policies concerning discrediting (let alone commenting) on the validity of the products of other manufacturers, and continuing to violate the ample warnings he has been given concerning his affiliation. As we know all too well, these are policies Ethan is extremely well aware of, from warning after repeated warning.
I don't think a serious explanation and discussion is needed. I see that Ethan and Steve are posting their company affiliations, so I think everything is okay. We ask that all high end audio manufacturers invariably post their company affiliation within their signature, and we appreciate their cooperation.