Maybe you guys need to change your approach like I did:
Listen up all you so called manufacturers; If you want the honor of me reviewing a piece of your gear you’re going to have to get on my schedule. And you better start kissing my ass; provide me a review unit for which I can optionally purchase at below cost. You should be so fortunate so better make that well below cost. Also throw in some freebies and make sure to include a case of decent IPA. And tasty salty snacks.
Despite being a nobody with writing skills that barely exceed those of your average 5 year old I value my opinion above all others. In the unlikely event you require further credentials perhaps you’d be better off taking a chance with Craig, Mike or Steve?
Good luck with that.