Like normal , when something new comes out that I want , I read up about it (a lot) and the release of Mountain Lion was no different. However I was shocked to see how heavily opinionated and therefore unprofessional a lot of the reviews are , the particular one that shocked me was the review by Gizmodo .
It's not exactly a new thing for journalists to be completely biased,sensationalist scoundrels but to me , this kind of thing is crazy for a tech review.
The general consensus is that you should give your opinion but not let it set the tone for your entire review and keep in mind that different users have different preferences. A key example of this idea being violated is the general opinion from journalists that the textured OSX apps like iCal(now Calender) , Notes,Reminders etc Look stupid and gimmicky. I on the other hand , like the look of the textured apps, so when I read a review that insults them ,I feel like the writer is insulting my preferences .
Through the array of reviews I have read it seems quite apparent that each reviewer thinks that the Operating System must be designed to fit all of their personal preferences by default as if they are the only customer Apple has ever valued.
The Gizmodo Mountain Lion review is filled with heavily negatively focused drivel and usage of unprofessional phrases such as "a garish clusterf**k of onscreen gadgets" that to me , puts the whole of Gizmodo in a bad light. I have seen more professionalism In a dog urinating on a pole.
This article isn't the only offender , but it was the straw that broke the camels back for me , never have I seen such blatant pushing of opinion in tech reviews as I did with the release of Mountain Lion. I seriously hope something is done about this before tech blogs become as one sided as the news.