but then the resident forum elitest still had something snide to say about it...
Why do you have to go off and say that? Don't bang on a guy just because he has the experience to back up his claim. I understand you got your info from a magazine and I would be somewhat skeptical too. You think 4WD really believes Smittybilt is the best thing going? Nope, but they sure sell the hell out of it so that's why they promote it so much.
These "elitists" you refer to back up their statements with experience. You read it in a magazine and it makes you the expert?