Originally Posted by mgmueller
For one, it's the tone of the reviews.
Stating, Kindle Fire HD is total crap because lack of apps, doesn't make sense.
That's like saying, a Fiat is crap because of lack of horsepower. Yes, it's no Porsche. But it never was advertised as such. And it's way cheaper than the Porsche you may lust for...
And re. the ads and other criticism: They may not like it. But that's what they've ordered. It's really simple to choose between the 2 models. A review could state: "I find the ads annoying and wouldn't buy the sponsored Kindle ever again". But stating, Amazon would be criminal and Kindle is crap because of the ads doesn't make any sense at all.
And again: What do those people expect for 200 Euros?
What I would expect for $200 usd is the Nexus 7 which doesn't have ads and has a much better app store. You're being overly sensitive, in such a highly competitive field a cheap tablet is absolutely not special and many people will toss aside a tablet for just one or two reasons because there will be a perfect one for them at their the same or similar price point.
Those that wouldn't like the ads or the lack of apps, or something else would save money and time by reading those negative reviews. It doesn't matter that one person doesn't find their tone properly respectful they are useful to the right audience, you just happen to not be in that audience.