Audio mavericks ,the press and forums

The thread starts:  There are a few threads running at the moment that have rekindled a quandary that has long frustrated and bemused me .Why are one man band maverick designer manufacturers often ridiculed by the audio press and vocal public(us on forums) these people often move completely away from accepted norms in audio and make unique products with obsessive detail and passion yet rather than applaude their efforts they are condemned against larger manufacturers . Is there not room for everybody? are large manufacturers not confident enough in their products? Are purchasers of those products not confident in them? do the press really only support the companies that have large advertising expenditure? and is everyone that praises the mavericks on forums a shiller? Anyone got a view

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