Like audiophiles, coffee geeks are a useful segment of society. They put out huge amounts of posts discussing in minute detail every product, in their particular area of interest, out there. What's not to like? You can get tons of info with little effort and make an informed decision after spending a few minutes digesting the reviews and the counter-posts.
+1. But nobody likes the following:
"I bought a new Krups grinder last night. I'm very pleased with the results so far"
"Krups is an awful choice. You'll get undrinkable results, but you probably aren't drinking single-origin coffee anyways"
as I've said before, look at each individual post in the wines thread and you wont see anything close to some of the harsher posts on this particular thread.