I do not think that that is an issue about taste or the appearance preferences. Believe me or not but when we made Macondo the appearance was not a concerns of John an me. However, there is more then juts liking or do not liking how it looks like.
I personally do not particular appreciate the thinking pattern of Wojtek (and alike) use: their motivation and their reasonings (from my point of view) based on the principles that I would not call “wrong” but certainty would call boring not interesting to me. He asked me: how might he know that all that you write at my site is not juts a sick imagination of inflated looser or not just my sinister well-calculated marketing campaign to sell some kind of products. Well, probably I should…. I usually get very board with those people as they have so deep implanted fear that this fear overwrites their own senses and this own alertness. Ironically the Wojtek reaction is something that has quite a lot to do with the content of this thread: the unavoidable worsening of a person who projects himself to “audio as is”.
The more I deal with audio people the more I like animals. Animals behave naturally, and since they have no evolved consciousness and they use their natural instincts. The audio people no not have evolved cognizant skills and they use their acquired made-made instincts. Here is where the industry comes: to implant, to cultivate and to grow within the masses the artificial, manageable and lucrative instincts. I do not even talk about the regular zombie-audiophiles - the victims of the process. They are unfortunately boring subjects and thanks God I have developed marvelous skills to recognize them very fast. So, the most revolting in this ‘setting” are the “gatekeepers” of the game. They, the “gatekeepers”, are all-around perfectly normal balanced (almost) individuals; some of them are good professional in other quite demanding fields. There are many corporate executives among them, civilized marketing people, doctors, top-level managers, attorneys, good civil engineers and so on. However, but as soon they turn their attention to audio then thier thinking, talking and acting become not just irrational but outrageously stupid.
For instance yesterday I spent close to an hour to talk with one of the most “connected”, quite influential (to the crowd of his own peers) and presumably quite successful dealer/distributor and “secret” manufacturer in this country. You would never believe how dull, now brainless and how primitive his interests, his thinking and his motivations are within the scope of the subjects we discussed. The guy was not juts ignorant in what he does professionally but he was criminally dangers. Most of his comments, phrase or questions were juts a pile of verbiage that should not be even voiced!!! Anyhow, the unfortunate sarcasm of that my yesterday guy’s limited awareness IS THE knowledge source and encouragement for thousands and thousands idiots who has this dealer/distributor/manufacturer as their audio guide and audio solution provider.
I think, and this is a my quite perpetual vision, that in order o help Wojtek and the similar to him, audio industry, along with all it’s participants should be banned. Just this entire audio pack: the reckless epicenter of incredible unsanitary, hypocrisy, dishonesty and fraud should be evaporated, erase, eradicated out of human awareness. Still, it is not about the industry “per say” but (like anything else) it is about people. The very specific, the very-very specific, people are wickedly responsible to converting the mass-audio into the revolting environment as it exist today.
Well, I usually say that “Perception is Realty” and as far as I concern all this “bottom-eating, self-consuming cloud of audio Morons”: the audio industry subscribers are really not alive to me. So, if those cretins MADE Wojtek to feel that Makondo “looks good” or “does not look good” than his/their opinion is completely irrelevant because, as anything else those people say / think / believe - IT HAS NOTHING BEHIND THE WORDS.
Romy the caT
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche