I understand where you are coming from but I think this site is not your typical mtb site, it is a far cry from your typical "glowing" review site that is the standard. NSMB NOT discussing eMTB would be a problem in my opinion. Most other MTB sites I see out there, especially the European ones, come off as a marketing channel for the technology.
NSMB, via Dave, is aware of the fine-line they are walking but come off more as journalistic about it than most sites. This is likely to the political history around MTB in their own backyard and aware of how this new type of tech will have impacts on usage. This is the reason I have been coming to this site since the early 2000s.