Originally Posted by New Shoes1
The question was sincere. I own both Meermin and Carmina and like both, but would not say that they are identical in quality. Was curious if OP's opinion was legitimately formed or simply a recitation of what he gleaned from threads and is now passing off as authoritative fact.
well, the first thing is that what can be gleaned from threads can also be authoratative fact. Pictures, videos, expert opinion etc.
The second thing is that this thread is what, 1 year old? Given the exterior detailings of both brands is somewhat similar, I would imagine it to be difficult to form an opinion on quality based on a few months wear. That is the point in which one must weigh up the information presented to decide the likely
winner of any product comparison.
That's not to say that aesthetic preferences shouldn't trump, because they should of course and Quadcammer is fully justified in his aesthetic preference. This is styleforum, not engineeringforum. It's just that aesthetic preference is not often used as the justification, and people seem to have to be almost apologetic when making unfavourable comparisons with other brands as they fear retaliation.
It's this type of atmosphere that hides information from noobs who might genuinely want to know.