Lens buyers writing on the Internet typically fall into two camps, in my experiences.
Photographers in the first group prefer prime lenses, usually quite fast ones, and wax eloquently and rhapsodic about them. I have noticed that this group usually photographs charts and static objects for comparison, then reports on and on ad nauseum about resolving power, contrast and sharpness.
Those in the second group actually take pictures of people, places and things, admiring their photographs instead of the equipment used to make them.
Of course, there are some exceptions in the first group whose wallets and raisons d'etre remain there while their hearts are in the second group.