TLDR; Will the shills just shut up?
Reading these comments reminds me of what I hate about the internet.
I am interested in this electric car topic because I would love electric cars to succeed, however I am also concerned about pollution transference, time to recharge, battery life and so on. I also find the majority of comments on the Register informative, humorous and I have actually learnt quite a lot over the last few years about topics I knew nothing about. What I do find very hard though is to accept the vomitingly positive comments that are made by posters who only ever seem to post about the one subject. How on earth are the rest of us meant to take your comments seriously? These posters come across as shills and if anything completely undermine their own arguments. It has got to the point now that when I see certain names I no longer bother to read that poster's comments.
Same thing applies to arguments about my OS / phone is better than yours etc. But I've posted it here because there is a classic example in this thread.
All the Register now needs to do is start posting camera reviews so we can have Canon / Nikon arguments as well.