I find Epic and Blister to be the most "honest" and far-reaching in terms of expertise, information, and conditions covered, etc.
What I find GENERALLY lacking across the board is a recommendation of "Who's it for?". Any expert tester can get on a ski and say it's got great float, smeary, carvy, blah, blah. Of course they say that, because they have the tools to make any ski do what they want. But saying, "This is for the power skier who's a Clyde and looking for a rocket to slay the groomers" vs "This is for a lightweight person who wants to ease off the throttle and dabble in the bumps" are two VERY different things than saying, "This skis great!" or "It's quick!" WTH does that tell me? Nothing!
To reviewers: PLEASE PLEASE jump in with both feet and tell us who would suit a particular ski (or vice versa). Don't sit on the fence, trying to maximize market appeal. DON'T tell me it's a great ski. Don't even just tell me why it's a great ski. Tell me WHO should buy it, why it's great for me or not.
Also: please tell me what a ski DOESN'T do well. I won't name names, but I demo'd a particular ski that was widely regarded as a good ski, except turns out it was a garbage ski for a heavier power skier on the hardpack. Nowhere did anyone say "for lightweights only!" or "don't expect to lay down tracks on this one".
Do no reviewers ever say anything "negative" about any ski, ever? Focusing on the positive is one thing, but please be honest. Again, screw market appeal; speak to us like we're intelligent and interested buyers. I want a ski, but I want the right one FOR ME.
Thanks. *gets off soapbox*