I certainly didn't take anything you wrote as a direct affront, but I did wonder if you were having a crisis of conscience. Which you kind of always are. Which is what we love about you. But, when you say "there's something weird about how casually we toss off opinions about really expensive bikes" I will stop you just long enough to say that the reviewers we engage (you included) aren't so casual about those opinions. I make sure to be careful to only publish things I can stand behind. It's an imperfect process that we try our best to get right. I don't think anything you wrote was unfair, and there certainly are a lot of bad reviews out there, but we do try to make sure the ones we publish are as fair and balanced as possible.
As is often the case, I'll point to what Cam wrote and say I agree, but that's partly because we have shaped each other's opinions and ideas about bias in reviews over the years. We do have biases. We try to understand them and not to conceal them.