Excellent set of reviews. This is great stuff. I really like it. A couple additions I would like to see (obviously for future articles):
I would love a review of garments insulated with synthetic material. I own a Cocoon jacket and pant and they are definitely competitive with the down garments at that weight. Once you start adding a bunch of insulation, down makes a lot more sense (as it provides a lot more warmth for the weight). Since I could easily transfer a lot of moisture from my body to a sweater or pant, I prefer synthetic.
I would also really like to see MVTR, CFM (wind resistance) and HH (waterproofness) numbers on a chart for lots of jackets and pants. This would include the jackets and pants shown here, but also Propore and (other) wind shirts. As I understand it, there is a direct trade-off between breathability and wind protection. This means that a windshirt (or rain jacket) that is really windproof won't be very breathable. All of this suggests that there is no perfect jacket, but good jackets can be combined into an ideal garment. This is especially true if you plan on using a windshirt or rain jacket as bug protection.
For example, I use Propore right now for bug, rain and wind protection. It does a pretty good job at all of these for very little weight. The big drawback is fragility (as you mentioned). After reading this article, though, I realize that some of the new jackets could simply be better than Propore overall. Some of the jackets are lighter, and may be as breathable and waterproof as Propore. Even if they aren't, I could easily combine a (not so breathable) rain jacket with a very breathable windshirt without adding much weight (if any). This is why a chart would be very handy. I could see which rain jackets compare (on MVTR, CFM and HH) to my Propore. If I find one that is very similar and weighs less, then I could just upgrade to that jacket. If I find one that breathes a bit less, then maybe it makes sense to combine it with a windshirt that is really breathable.
The same is true for ponchos. A windshirt and poncho combination might be the best thing for wind, rain and bug protection.
There is no substitute for the in depth, detailed reviews you provide here. However, just getting the numbers and putting them on a chart would provide folks like me with a great starting point. Compared to a full review, I think that would be easier to do as well. The obvious cost is to purchase the items. Once you do that, though, you can do the lab based testing (which is a lot less time consuming than field testing).