Yeah, I vented a bit in our "Stupid Bastard" thread.
It was a Seduction Fun Fly with what the author called a "high performance" 40 in it. This "high performance" engine didn't produce enough thrust to hover the 4 pound profile. And yes, the author knew absolutely nothing about 3D.
To get an honest review of this kind of plane takes a special pilot. The "Stupid Bastard" thread was about some of the guys on RCU. You've probably read the "My ________ will hover with a _________ at half throttle." "My _______ is a perfect 3D trainer." "My _________ will do a harrier with absolutely no wing rocking." "My _________ engine will turn a ________ prop at _______ rpm." It's hard to take any of these statements at face value without knowing something about the author, no matter where you see them in print.
The Bros are generaly dead honest (brutally honest at times) about how a plane flies. The only differentiating factor in a Bro review is skill level. For example, I never could harrier my EF Edge 540T. I handed Gator the box, and he could do it all day. My review would have had poor comments (regarding a harrier), and Gator would have loved it. A year from now, my comments might be more positive as I progress.
What I like is to ask a specific question, and wait to see the answers. I'll expect lots of BS over at RCU or RCG, but eventually someone will pop in that I recognize as being honest, and of a similar mindset as me. Then I feel like I know the truth.
If you want the down and dirty info on a profile (or engine), ask the Bros. Odds are that someone here has owned or flown it here.