Originally Posted by tedtan
Most of that misinformation is being spread by the young'uns keen to create the illusion that they know what they are talking about rather than the young'uns keen to learn. Once you've been around a bit you'll get a feel for who knows what they are talking about and who doesn't.
I hope everyone knows that I'm well-meaning, but full of sh*t.
Psycho-Monkey, that's a thankless job. I think part of it we used to let the moan zone be pretty gear-free and it'd get real political and we had the politics sub forum then shut it down. I can't speak to a lot of other members, but this is the only forum I participate in (gearslutz, not just the moan zone) so I tend to get non-gear related somewhat easily. Even then, I try to be at least tangentially gear-related.
We do lose our perspective as a group and start seeing trees rather than the forest but that's to be expected if you're way into comparing things. 90% of my studio is low end because that's how I can afford to do this the way I like to work. I tend to buy one thing and not have a lot of comparison pieces around. I'm amazed at guys who have experience with a wide variety of preamps not because I think their hearing is better, but because they have that level of access.