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>>> So with all the debate between the builders about the pros/cons of the NAHBS awards
>>> what do you Joe average consumer think of them? I know that awards don't always go
>>> out to the best bike per say, but sometimes to the hip "in" bike.

the awards are about attention.
folks who crave it, enter the fray and hope to get some.
the show wasn't conceived for this.
it was and is a vehicle for the niche.
shining a light on the individual is a distraction atmo.

this is my POV from day one, and it remains so.

i am one of the show's and DW's advocates and have
no second thoughts about having a dissenting opinion
once in a while atmo.