Hahahah nice disclaimer there!
Anish and crew consciously positioned their business in the intersection of "watches and luxury lifestyles." They've evolved over time, and there are certain brands they would rather not do business with. I appreciate some, but not all of the shots they post. But I'm also glad I get a chance to personally weigh in on some decisions they make, because their COO is a close friend.
Likewise with Hodinkee - I've seen Ben Clymer take that site from what it was back in 2008 to what it is now, and I haven't liked everything they've done. I've also relayed said feedback directly to Ben.
The Horological Society of New York does great things, but offering free watchmaking 101 classes given how interest in watches has grown will mean a year-long waiting list. Nick Manousos, who does awesome 3D printed versions of tourbillons and the like, is a friend and he's confirmed that the more advanced courses will charge a fee. For the good stuff that HSNY does, I help support them.
Adam Craniotes has been one of my closest friends for years, and is in Boston right now helping organize/launch "Red Bar Boston," the same thing he and another close friend did for New York back in 2006. You can rest assured that I rag on him all the time if the crew ends up doing stuff that seem... Out of order. But I love what they've done for the New York watch community.
What can I say? I kind of like being involved and giving direct feedback to watch related stuff. After a while anonymous rants on the internet just gets old, don't you think?