I... don't think we're arguing at this point lol. I feel like we're paraphrasing the same point. When two cars are within spitting distance of each other with their track times (assuming you can isolate for all other worthwhile variables, which is super difficult), which is "faster" shouldn't matter, as seems to be the case with the Camaro vs the Stang.But reviews like his serve as part of my basis for judgment as to which cars are better oriented to at least semi-hardcore cornering.
Precise lap times don't mean nearly as much to me as they do to him when he suits up for a race, but that doesn't mean that his inputs (and even magazine reviews) have no value to me. I make my own interpretations and judgments from there.
That kind of performance potential - whether or not I ever use all of it - means as much to me as I suspect tinted windows means to you. Maybe more.. We just want different things from our cars. Cornering and handling is my 'thing'.
For some people, sure. But I'm not into basking in the reflected glory of my car's presumed bragging rights. As in, not at all. It's all about what I can get out of it in the way I want to be able to use it (at least on occasion), and how that might lead to me getting more out of myself as a performance driver. Really is that simple.
BUT I agree there is certainly other valuable insight you can get from the people driving and reviewing these cars. Pobst's thoughts on the handling dynamics and feedback cars give him is great, for example. I never denied that. Car reviews can be wonderful resources for enthusiasts. Nurburgring dick-measuring contests not so much. Hell, I feel like half the time a professional driver/reviewer does a head to head with lap times, at the end of it, they say they don't care that X was slower, because they had more fun driving it.