Where are the Gatekeepers?

Even as audio-related content has proliferated on the web, I tend to spend my browsing time elsewhere. The three reasons are: the slippage in quality, the ubiquitous upbeat bias, and the sheer redundancy. Click on the latest hardware article and it won’t take long to realize you’ve already read it—just replace the product in the subject line. While some will see this as confirmation of my narrow interests, I won’t deny it—I emphatically agree.