I went and had a skim of the RideMonkey post. It's worth a read. Dave Weagle pops in at one point. And I have to say…
What a tool! Somebody should lock that guy in a basement with his autocad (Pro-Engineer..whatever). Prevent him from interacting with humans. Condescending. Elitist. Asshole.
He dismisses the criticism as irrelevant. He refers to it as a "review". He states his opinions as facts. I've never been a fan of the DW hype machine and the preachy "engineering" lectures, but man…those 3-4 posts make me want to yank the e-13 bash guard off my bike.
I read some of his comments over the years and he always passes off like he's king sh*t. I have an older DHR (2006)which was my friends, I wouldn't touch the newer ones with all the issues they are having. The 2011 frames coming out are actually lat years batch that got messed up.