I'm not here to Verge-bash but the David Pierce Nexus 7 2013 review really illuminated for me just how low the standard of reviews has become here. I think he used most if not all of the following tired and hackneyed phrases:
"doing real work"
"don't take photos with your tablet"
"android tablet app eco-system"
His opening paragraphs of the Nexus 7 2013, Sony Xperia Tablet Z, and11-inch Macbook Air 2013 reviews are all basically the same, consisting of meaningless lead-in to the actual review. whilst the opening of the Lumia 1020 review couldn't have been more perfect product advertising if it was written by Nokia's marketing team themselves. Does he have a template that all these reviews run off, starting with an irrelevant anecdote and finishing with "it's a great device but some specialised narrow-use app that I like doesn't have a tablet interface on Android"?
It'd be nice to read some interesting and original writing in a Verge review every now and then.