Good point from reader Myndy Heartsdale on why SL fashion/accessory bloggers rarely criticize products they blog for poor optimization and other technical flaws. Part of it is because they're mainly using these products for solo fashion shoots, but there's also a subtle incentive at play. As Myndy puts it:
One little thing that's not mentioned: many bloggers get the product for free, then they speak positive things of it; so far I have not seen a blogger criticize a product because of their possible issues.
"That is absolutely true," concurs SL blogger Chic Aeon:
"But bloggers DO HAVE A CHOICE in what they blog... It is OUR credibility on the line too. So when readers figure out that we blog everything from "deeigner VGY" even when there are obvious mesh issues, you can't move in it at ALL etc. -- then our fans have our number and likely won't be reading much of our musing in the future."
Chic's own blog has a good recent example of praising a new product (above) while also gently pointing out some issues: