You are too harsh yourself, Hank
Probably true Stephan.
I'm definitely picky about my consumer products. But I'll definitely acknowledge greatness too.
The current version of the Specialized Stumpjumper is an incredibly good mountain bike for instance. In all aspects it's essentially flawless within its terrain parameters.
Salsa Cutthroat as well - I can imagine it different but not better.
Diamant 136 aluminum frame and fork city bike. It's buttery smooth riding. Not for a 900 euro bike, for any bike.
I don't want to ruin anyone's good feelings about their Vado! There's consumer research out there that shows people who test fewer products and have less knowledge end up happier with their purchases. People who do a lot of comparative testing and research end up less satisfied because even if they get the best possible product, they know what is still wrong with it.
My dad for instance will just buy a TV with terrible black levels and be thrilled with it forever. I will do 20 hours of research and look at 20 TVs. Then I buy the very best TV in my price range, but always feel minorly dissatisfied that it doesn't render shades of reds very well, which I would NEVER have even noticed previous to research and comparison. Dad is happier with a much worse TV, and I'm definitely not telling him what's wrong with it in person.
On a consumer product forum though is the place to tell the critical truth about products.
Still, I don't intend to harsh anyone's happiness about the Vado SL 4.0! Again, it's pretty clearly the best choice in its segment, and it can be modified to make most people comfortable on long jittery rides.