" ... it has all just been a bunch of puff and smoke with no real substance ..."
Hmmm, so we are being told that consumers, who are not trying to sell anything, just trying not to get gypped, have generated a bunch of puff and smoke with no real substance, but the product's promoters, seeking to profit, are a breath of fresh air.
An evil soul once said that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.
He should have added, no matter how ridiculous it is.
It is strange, but reading your post, I did not catch the attribution at the outset, but somehow knew after a paragraph or so that is was Abela speaking. Since I'm not psychic, how could this be? Well, I occasionally channel surf on cable TV, and pause for a bit on the home shopping networks. After doing this a number of times, a pattern emerges, and they all sound the same.
Assuming you are not Abela, writing under a pseudonym, please note:
Among the variety of folk who post here, there are product consumers and promoters (nice word). Unless they are very good actors, you can begin to see the patterns in the comments form the promoters. With some experience, you can just ignore the promoters, and focus on the comments from the consumers who have used the product.
In this way, you can actually get some value from reading the posts on BPL. Voila!