Benchmarking is a strange science. Because it's true purpose for most people isn't to compare relative performance, it's to have the highest score. Or lowest if that's the superior quantifier. So depending on a person's bias they'll argue for the methodology that shows their preferences in the best light. Some manufactures will even try to influence the scores because they know some consumers pay more heed to them then they should.
But for me what's more important for benchmarking is transparency and constancy. I want to know how the numbers were arrived at, and that each new benchmarking session will be faithfully comparable to past ones. So in this case I have no problem with how these benchmarks were arrived at. More importantly only a fool would use a single set of benchmarks to base a purchasing decision on.
Which leads me into my secondary topic. Reddit...
I've been a Reddit user for close to 10 years now, and for most of those 10 years I've had a love-hate relationship with the service. I love it enough to actually support it financially. It can have a great community in certain subs with thoughtful and well reasoned discussions. Of all the social media platforms it's my default one. Hell other than here, it's my only one.
But in the end it is a social media platform, with few restrictions on user discourse. This means that sometimes you'll have to deal with the unsavory side of the www. Some people are quite frankly *****s, but they have their right to be heard like anyone else, as long as they aren't spewing falsehoods. Due to this, it even reaches a point for me where I just stop using it for a few months to allow the vitriol to drain from my system.
Reddit's biggest selling point is also it's biggest Achilles heel. The purpose behind the voting system is to allow the community to decide what is and isn't important information. Useful information and thoughtful discourse is supposed to percolate upwards while anything that doesn't fit that criteria won't. That's the theory anyway. The big problem is the sorting mechanism is also a source of ranking, and many users forget it's intended purpose due to that. It's the major reason that I never consider Reddit to be anything more than a slightly more enlightened version of Facebook and it's brethren.
Because in the end, giving any credence to thoughts expressed on a social media platform beyond the fact that they're opinions more than fact is a rabbit hole that you shouldn't go down. Any social media site, including Reddit. You should know better. Would you react like this to a **** storm on Facebook? I would hope not. Let the donkeys bray, it's what they do. It's better for a person's sanity to simply ignore them.