Quoted from Yelobird:
“I know Zach thinks I’m here to rag on him but I’m not! Now let me shit on what he did lol. Seriously, is nobody ever happy with just appreciating someone/anyone simply showing a product that they think is worthy of interest? Is the content only of value if they shit on it publicly to show how tough they are? Lol. I love half the games they hate and hate half the games they love I simply Appreciate them taking time/effort to show us what it is. I am my own judge (second to my wife) and give to Craps! If they Love or Hate anything. Why would you? How many hours (minutes) do you sacrifice from your time and your families time to return contribute Back to this hobby??? Bitching doesn’t count! I would also bet you any amount they got paid NOTHING to show this product. Such a tough crowd I Honestly have no idea why Zach/Greg or Any of the content providers bother???
Haven't revisited this thread in awhile and while you have the typical throw away replies from folks like chooch (which his own name speaks for itself, talk about embarrassing) or others that will drink the kool aid at all costs, I'll use the one above to clarify something.
I would NEVER take their word and blindly buy something based on a video alone so yelobird - I'm not expecting their videos to move me one way or the other. I'm still here in this thread b/c I want to feel that old SDTM magic and at times, the new videos really do bring me back. Same reason I'll try to listen to the pinball podcast, which Dennis balances well - but ultimately I appreciate Zach and Gregs effort and time which is reflected in my podcast download or youtube view (which is VERY important to Zach). That being said, this notion that every comment regarding their content should be positive b/c they spend time doing this is complete bullshit. Good will come the bad if deserved. I don't sugar coat anything - in fact you can say you're always going to get SDTM from as well. Simple as that. At the same time, that's why you also know it's genuine.
On a side note, I've never left a negative comment on youtube or review on their podcast b/c I know how important those platforms are to them and how easy it is to hurt their ultimate cause. I don't go to many pinball shows but I've said before that if I did and Zach and/or Greg were there I would intentionally look out for them and buy drinks. The good very much outweighs my criticism and I know they're good guys and talented.