Ed you are not a/the jinx.
This whole fiasco started back many years ago, when word of mouth was no longer good for what was good for gear. Between a bit of crazy here and there we actually do take about music. However that wasn't good enough for the new owners of these sites, they wanted no chit chat/ They just wanted to jam the next piece of software or gear that came down the pipeline down your throat. It's all about sell sell sell.