Originally Posted by BWinmill
What is the incentive to post thoughtful and honest reviews? Any time you post a review, it is for the benefit of the people creating and selling the product. You are rarely receiving monetary benefits. You rarely have a sense of responsibility to other consumers. Heck, you can't even count on recognition.
In other words, any intelligent person would just skip writing a review and do something more productive with their time.
Pretty cynical, don't you think? Why do people post recommendations here, or share their thoughts with friends?
When you really like something, you want others to enjoy it as well, whether it's a book or a product. Or else you want to warn people away from something you dislike.