QUOTE Why put a black mark against something that is an option and personal choice?
Perhaps because the preferred choice isn't an option as supplied
You must take what you get and then source, pay for and fit, your preferred option.
No, it seems absolutely fair, reasonable, right and proper to review exactly what is actually supplied, rather than something else, altogether different.
To make it more vivid, let's say someone was reviewing a car and it was supplied with poor quality gears. Would it be right to not black mark that fact on the basis that you can always buy an aftermarket Slot.it or equivalent replacement?
Let's take it a stage further - the entire car under review is a heap of crap, but we shouldn't point this out because we had the option of replacing the whole thing?
No, we must report what we find.
You see it is a matter of principle, not of cost.