I think the Five-Weight Shootout that the crew at George Anderson's Yellowstone Angler produces is a wonderful thing. I read it every year. I applaud those guys for really doing their homework, and I love how they put everything in the same pool—expensive, inexpensive, domestic, imports, etc. They're credible anglers, and their methodology is fair and straightforward. But if you switch one variable, like changing the standard fly line, or the reel, or the length of the rod tested, that's going to influence the rod performance substantially—and maybe change the results from where they landed. I'm not knocking those guys, because I certainly don't have the time or patience to test so many rods and grade them in such detail, but I'll give you an example of how a couple subtle changes can skew an impression.