Why does David Pierce do the phone reviews?

He is incredibly hit and miss with most of his reviews but his Droid 2013 one was the worst piece of writing ever posted to this site. He went in with a hatred for the phones because "they don't need to exist" and that skewed his views of every other aspect. I know he is the Senior Reviews Editor but what the hell is The Verge Mobile team for? Why can't either Vlad, Dieter, Chris or Dan do most of the phone reviews, with Josh doing the Nexus phones and iPhones?