Although I'm not downrange in the suck, when I review items I make sure to use them how a service person would in order to determine if the product does what it is designed to do while being strong enough to survive hard use. This site is not about trying to look cool; I made it to share information.
When I have time, I take stabs at designing kit of my own. I do my best to only make items that bring substantial improvements or at least different approaches to what is currently out on the market. I keep my reference information in the “Customize” section, those who also like to mod or create their own kit may find it helpful.