Stop saying Verge reviews don't matter! They DO!

I constantly see comments such as "Why do you care about what Verge says, it's aimed towards techies, no one reads it. People will try it out and make the decision for themselves".

This is FALSE.

I work in research. We study decision making process of consumers across all different product categories. Do you know what comes out as the MOST USED source of information? That's right, Websites. Websites like Verge. Not only that, WEBSITES are also by far the MOST INFLUENTIAL source of information when consumers are shopping around. Verge reviews have a large influence.

As MS fans, we want MS to do well and succeed. The Verge reviews don't help this.