Very often one would ask to compare some equipments, only to get comments like "it is discussed to death" which is also true.
I'm thinking of having a thread of user contribution of common comparisons, with or without links to reviews. once a newbie sees that such a comparison is listed here, he can consider doing some research into what to compare with and read reviews on it. towards the end, he may no longer need to post or he may find that he can tailor specific questions to ask for opinions based on some grounds he projected on his needs, and not open ended questions.
when i said user contributions, it means forumers have to contribute for this thread to progress, if not i will just let it sink off becos it is not viable if forumers does not want to contribute.