Opinions and feelings matter. Even in technical fields.
I live overwhelmed by all the things I should be learning, by the incessant din of new fads in my industry. To help me make choices, I often look for personal opinions or experiences.
Say I’m thinking of learning a new programming language; I want to know, How does it feel? Is it easy to read? Easy to modify? Does it feel heavy? Does it clutter your thinking?
I care about these issues. When discussing with colleagues at work, this is the type of conversation I may well have.
Yet in the net, there seem to be mainly two types of post one hits when looking for context (excluding the troll-posts, I mean):
The shootout. You’re offered a comparison of a few technologies according to a some pre-defined metrics. A champion is named, but you are reminded that “it all depends on your use case.”
The more nuanced think-piece by some developer, in platforms such as Quora (ugh) or a personal blog. Explaining to you that “it all depends on your use case”, while giving you moderate depth.
I imagine the authors rewarding themselves for their effort with a glass of merlot and a chard frittata.
Opinion matters. Point of view matters.
No need to make yours un-impeachable.