Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
An alternate interpretation is that it's just the market making it's wishes known.
That's if you believe that what people say on the internet reflects how they will actually behave (and if you believe that the things said by the relatively few active posters are a good model of the views of the lurking majority). Personally, I betcha it doesn't.

I'm pretty sure there's recent research showing that inet discourse skews negative compared to "real-world" offline behavior. Trying to market products in such a way as to keep people from complaining online is a fool's errand; you could bring a film to market that had an RMS granularity of 0.00000000003204, a dynamic range of 68 stops, loaded itself in your camera and could be developed in full daylight while the snipped leader polished your shoes for you, and people would still find something to complain about.