Limitatoins of a short review.
It appears from the Collabnet feedback, that El Reg reviewed Subversion against Perforce, and omitted key features of Subversion (and possibly Perforce).
In each instance, El Reg states, "can't cover that in a short review".
Computers are an exact science. There is no such thing as a short review, there is a complete or incomplete review.
What El Reg is really stating is that to maintain the length of text as short and readable as possible, to provide a real world usable article, they published an incomplete review.
This is extremely lame. There are more ways to protray feature comparison information in a review than to describe it textually, eg. A feature matrix - a graphical representation which can be reviewed in 5 secs.
At the very least, if El Reg are going to publish an incomplete article for the sake of readable text reduction, they should include 1 final paragraph which mentions the features that they didn't review in each product for the sake of keeping the article readable.
A review is either complete, or incomplete. El reg seriously failed here.