I joined DC because of the software reviews (but mind you, I have found a lot more and I check the site everyday).
I have seen many people swearing by DC's reviews. The software industry certainly has high regards for DC's reviews. I love them, I think they are great fun a good for the ecosystem.
But I found one thing that puzzled me: I don't really use the recommended soft!
Let me explain.
The titanic http://www.donationc...oteTakers1/index.php
Notetaking Software Roundup #1
Recommends not one, but three programs… I use a completely different one (oneNote).
The Best Email Client review, recommends the bat, I use Opera.
The Power-user Backup Guide recommends Genie Backup, I hate it with passion and use synchBackSE (although honestly, I'm not very fond of it either).
Ultraedit gets the best text editor award, but I use vim.
You know what I'm getting at?
Are we humans so variable that it doesn't make sense to make software recommendations? If so, what is the alternative? We sure like to read the comparison, but for some reason we end up having our own take on it… and using something else!
Comments? Are you in a similar situation? If so, what are the implications for the reviews?