think also part of the reason is that best doesn't really design any of their kites, historically they have just ripped off everyone else's ideas and therefore been 1 year behind everyone else in terms of design. Nobody likes a cheater.
You are full of shit, at the end of the day Cabrinha brought out the Crossbow and all manufacturers suddenly had to bring out new designs to keep up and stay in the game - the 2004/2005/2006 Yargas were awesome kites, the Yarga SLE was a good kite, very innovative. Loads of manufacturers came out with Crossbow copies - whatever they were called hybrids, SLEs etc, they were all caught off guard and had to come up with something - Best came up with the Waroo, which was a half decent kite considering everyone expected it to be shit - since then they have tweaked their design and the latest Waroos and Nemises are awesome kites - just in the same way all the other manufacturers have.
90% of the people who bash Best are fcuking idiots who just jump on the bandwagon without knowing what the fcuk they are talking about, they read stuff that other people have posted and rewrite it thinking they are clever.
Yeah, best did rub alot of people up the wrong way a few years ago, but get over it, its in the past.
FYI I have no connection with Best apart from I fly a 9M Waroo (along with a full quiver of Torches).