Dr S wrote:
Neil, that's your opinion on both the thread and it's subject. The thread is about bargain lights and has gone on for 15 pages. I was offering a different perspective. Again I will point out that the Trout is a bargain when compared to lights with similar (or lower outputs). It is not pissing on lamp posts at all and fits within the topic. Are we only allowed to discuss one particular product?? Not everyone would want to ride with these lights, some may be interested in higher performing products (some people consider items on Value for Money terms, Bang for Buck). If you are happy with your lights then fine, enjoy them, others might want a better alternative, allow them to speak, to have an opinion too just as you do. Are we so sensitive that we are not allowed to have something better? Do we resort to keying posh cars now because we can't afford them ourselves?.
Another thing I would like to point out about Troutie, he's a normal bloke working in his shed in a back garden in Yorkshire. Local companies make the casings and do the machining and anodizing. These are British made lights which have had a lot of thought put into them. They are competetivly priced against similar products made in the far east. For that alone I think the deserve a little mention in this thread.
As to it being my opinion, damn straight. And I'm just as entitled to it as you are.
As to the relevance of £250 LED lights to a thread started about bargain bike lights on ebay (that are roughly a fiver each) - there's a huge order of magnitude in difference in price - I think to the point that most people who read the thread to start off with, and perhaps bought some of these lights, may well fail to see the relevance a product that's roughly 50x more expensive.
It's not about sensitivity, nor about inverted snobbery, it's just about relevance
. Maybe you do actually believe there's some relevance in advocating a product costing £250 in a thread discussing lights costing around a fiver. In the same spirit of everybody being free to express their opinion, what's wrong with expressing the opinion on why it's not equitable to float the discussion of high(er) end lights on their own thread?