I wrote something for you - it's a bit to long for the forum so we've posted it as a blog on our site. https://totallywired.nz/2019/06/20/skin-in-the-game/
Look forward to your reply and happy to answer any questions - John at Totally Wired.
I really appreciate this "window" into your process and the reasoning behind your choices.
It opens up a full array of discussion topics, which are really interesting to me! Some from technical perspectives, others from marketing and sales scenarios.
One is specially interesting to me, one which I have heard others reviewers express. The take of this very, very famous reviewer, when confronted by the question about never having "negative" reviews was: "it takes so much effort and time to write a review, that I am not going to review something that I think is not worth it or that I am not interested in enough to listen to for extended periods of time...".
You mention a similar path, and also state that you are an owner even more so than a seller. I think you could also make the point that you only sell that which you would feel confortable backing up with your praise, and that is also probably true.
You go a step further and comment that negative reviews from you have spawned rage amongst both manufacturers and owners alike.
So... if I apply math logic to this: we can mostly know, from all said above, that there's probably never going to be negative reviews. Our only way to differentiate the good from the bad will be the trust we place in particular reviewers and, using math logic, by the amount of favorable reviews. The other route is also true: lack of favorable reviews, could be inferred as a not-so-good product that most reviewers have decided not to spend their time with.
So. I'm not sure my point is coming through, but by words used by yourself, i still think that having more reviews would benefit any product.
I am not that naive to not know this is difficult and that there are heavy interests involved here from large and powerful companies, which usually get the focus and the buzz.
I apologize for suggesting that your review was not an objective one just because you are selling the models reviewed. I do believe one can sell something, even make good money out of it, and still be objective. I judged your intent without knowing you or having heard the product, so I sincerely apologize. I do think, nonetheless, that you picked up the "essence" of my "doubt" as the reasonable doubt this seller/reviewer condition may arise, and I thank you for making a gentleman reply rather than dismissing my concern as prejudice (which in hindsight it was!).
Nice read, enlightening in many ways, and opens up a very interesting scope of areas to talk about.
Ps. One interesting point you mentioned is that the line has picked little interest in this forum. Jason has asked this group not to discuss about the brand or ask too many questions, as they belong on different forums or the newly NuPrime specific forum. I have voiced that this should be a more open and discussion-oriented place where merits of these products and those of the competition are contrasted. That would yield a lot of talk, and create a lot of people commenting. As is, it remains more informative and a place where questions are asked, but not true discussion. I would love to have that here, but I lost that battle long ago.