I hope this does not come off as mean spirited as that is not my intent, but I have some issues with Stephen Mejias' writings for Stereophile. Number one, why is he writing for Stereophile in the first place? What are his "audiophile credentials"? He writes a column called "The Entry Level". It seems to me he should be reading a column by that name instead. One written by an experienced audiophile. And now he's reviewing cables. Again, a task that would seem more appropriate for a seasoned veteran than for "the kid".
Natalie and Nicole: OK, a little injection of Stephens personal life into his writing is not necessarily a bad thing. My problem is with the degree. Is it an audio column or is it Dear Diary?
And behind door number three: Why does practically every month's column have to have one instance of needless vulgarity or profanity? Is it just like a lot of young guys who think they have to talk that way to sound grown up or street-tough? I just don't see the point in it.
I'm sure Stephen is a fine fellow, and he obviously has some writing talent. And a column about a newby audiophiles progression is not a bad idea. But either he's a newb who's journey we may be entertained by, or he's a sage dispensing aquired wisdom. He can't be both simultaneously.