I don't pull any punches when doing gear reviews because I never get free loaners. Part of it is because I live outside the USA and ineligible for a loaner tour, but even in my country I never accept loaner units for review from companies that made them. I also happen to run a food blog, and every now and then I get offers from local restaurants for a free meal in exchange for a sugarcoated review, but I decline all of them. While the allure of free loaners and meals is tempting, for me it doesn't beat the freedom to crap on whatever I feel deserved to be crapped on without feeling guilty. As @rhythmdevils pointed out, nothing is really free. The reason I donated to SBAF despite knowing I'll probably never get a loaner here is because I wanted to express my gratitude to all the people here who helped keep the lights on.