@yesindeed - Welcome to the Forum!
There is a right bunch of opinionated passionate kiters here.
As you will quickly realise the brand love riders have for one brand over another is fascinating.
It makes no sense to new or non kiters, but it is very real. Almost tribal but it's non localised.
It is in itself a measure of a brands success.
I have brands I love & hate, some I will jump to defend without reason and some I wish the success of 1000 staff
It is not just limited to brands, all media is owned including this forum.
This is still the best forum out there I have found and it survived the rise of the evil FaceBook.
The message you delivered is welcome, you might just have saved some importers many thousands of dollars. Importers take the lions share of the risk in this sport.