Jesus, how about we all agree that this argument (the science one) is pointless and 99% fed by semantics, language barriers and whatnot. I don’t even know what the argument is about anymore .
The one and only thing that can currently truly, objectively, scientifically be said about the data @boistordu has gathered is this:
- Buyers = all the people who have ever bought a V.
- Subset1 = Buyers that have an account on the forums.
- Subset2 = Subset1 that have made their situation public knowledge by posting it here.
You could even argue there is a subset3 (= subset2 and known to @boistordu), but let’s keep it simple.
- No one knows the ratio of Subset1/Buyers.
- No one knows the ratio of Subset2/Subset1.
The data found in this topic only shows Subset2. In other words:
The data found in this topic only shows the situation of the people that have bought a V at some point, have an account on the forums and have made their situation public.
Everything else is interpretation/extrapolation/speculation and therefor subject to a margin of error none of us can possibly claim to know, as demonstrated in the facts I mentioned. It could be 1%, it could be 89%. And that goes for everyone, whether they argue in favor of EVE, against them or land somewhere in between.
Some may choose to use this data to further their propaganda of painting a bad picture of EVE. Personally I choose to err on the side of caution and conclude that there are too many unknown variables to draw any kind of conclusion in the bigger picture either way.
Again, this is not to say I’m challenging @boistordu’s work here. I’m just saying: view it in its appropriate context.
I’m curious to see what more @boistordu has up his sleeve. But until new data is presented, this is all that can be said on the matter.
If our resident scientists feel like debunking any of this, by all means, have at it