...Neutral, from me, and perhaps I'm also speaking on behalf of a few other open-minded people here on CR, WELCOME to CR forums.
I do not understand why some are so emotional about just one aspect of harware performance - this hardware is just piece of metal and silicon - nothing emotional inside.
Also it seems that some people confused between technical aspects and art aspects of using photographic tools. Some do not see beyond borders of their own small world - illustrated by arguments like " why on the earth you need to raise shadows - in my world I do not do that so you MUST NOT do that because I do not do". But there is not a one small confined world - there are many of them.
Many of us here do appreciate basic technical information about the tools we use and their limitations.
But as you have quickly observed, there are also many others who seem to have an emotional response to this information and the way it is presented because it may differ from procedures they use or would never consider using, for whatever reason.
I only wish I would have known, a few years ago, this very kind of detailed information on the camera bodies I was considering. I may not have chosen the 5D2 if I'd have known how much FP noise it had, or the 7D for the same reason. At the time all I could find was plenty of over-the-top positive reviews about how fabulous these new cameras were.
Back then my best camera was my 40D and when I saw the output from my new 5D2 I immediately wondered what all the fanboy fuss was about, the raw files were noisier than my 40D! I was under the impression that the new 5D2 was so vastly superior so to see the per-pixel performance was no improvement was very disappointing.
I did buy the 7D because of its AF system but was again very disappointed to see its very banded low ISO FPN problem was far worse than any camera I'd used previously or since.
I have a much more cautious and facts-oriented approach since then.
When I gathered up a bunch of black-frame raw samples from various cameras, compiled and posted them on my web site, I did so because no information like this was readily available anywhere else.
I don't know if you were reading CR forums here back when I did that but it unleashed quite a bit of discussion, much of it just like we've seen in this very thread.
I don't understand some peoples' strong aversion to facts, or how those facts are presented. It's just information; valuable to some but if it's not of use to someone else, I don't understand the latter groups motivation to denigrate the information or the person providing it. I guess some people feel the need to express their opinion on matters which they claim do not matter to them and some will even show some immaturity while doing so.
I hope you will continue to participate in CR and not let some of those negative behaviors that occasionally display themselves discourage you from being a part of this group. Overall it's a pretty good bunch.