It's buried somewhere here in the thread. I love SF, but the difficulty finding information like this is my chief complaint. Helpful information, like how all the models compare, should be easily found. Yes, the "Search" function is decent, but there has to be an easier way. Maybe the first page can be edited (and continuously updated) to include all the vital information: stockists, model comparison, etc.
I don't want to derail the thread, but does @LA Guy have any thoughts on this? I can't be the first person to bring this up.
This is the 1 billion dollar questions (literally) for forums. Every platform has issues. A blog has low grade and low amounts of info, generally. Instagram and tumblrs, are generally highly visual and not a good place for information, and the blogs housed on tumblrs have the same issues as a blog. A forum, which has the real time knowledge contributed by highly informed and invested hobbyists, has a ton of information, but it's hard to find, and we simply don't have the personnel to keep the OP updated. Something like Wikipedia moves slowly, and because it's conservative by nature, and not primarily social, a lot of info is simply never published, because the barrier to writing like that is very high.
It would be great is some members of good standing would commit to doing this, and the would be made dubiously honored, but even wikipedia is having issues finding new writers. It's a high commitment task where the only realistic reward is contribution to and recognition by the community. If this person exists for this or some other key threads, please feel free to PM me.
Sorry, I am as interested in this as are you, and have sat around a table with other "experts" trying to figure this out. So far, no one really has an answer.