Had to dig out my forum password to comment on this. 1. Reading that article was genuinely a little embarrassing. I wouldn't want to have my name in the by line of something like that. Forgetting any kinds of accusations of bias or whatever, if this level of writing is set to become more prevalent on bit-tech, I can see myself drifting away from the site. 2. To the people who are saying "bit-tech is free, they need to make money," the flipside is that there are loads of other free websites who would not do something like this, and they're free too. I can got to HardOCP, AnandTech, etc and I know how strongly they feel about things like this. Ultimately you're only going to harm yourselves in the long run if people see this stuff and decide to stop reading. 3. What do the writers at bit-tech see themselves as? I would hope that on some level, they see themselves as journalists. Having any sort of dependence on, or conflict of interest with a company you report on is unacceptable, whether the puff piece they would have you write is "relevant" or not. 4. Reviewers are accused of bias all the time. A relationship like this is not going to make things any easier on you, and will always throw up flags in the minds of people reading bit-tech. Just seems like a bad idea, anyway I look at it (unless they're paying you guys a lot more than I would have thought).