There are two pervasive emotional factors in benchmark-bashing. One is when a beloved and heroic operating system or beloved application ends up on the losing end to some vile, contemptible waste-of-time operating system or application. Such choices in operating systems, applications, hardware platforms, choice in databases, etc., are very personal, so it's easy for some people to take results of a benchmark as an affront to one's manhood.
The problem is that benchmarks, by their very nature, are narrow in scope and fail to encompass the complexity of an operating system, application,or hardware platform. As a result, someone with even a mediocre knowledge of the technology can easily poke holes, and make themselves seem smart in the process.
If I ever do a review and you want to make a point, drop me a line. If you're polite about it, I'm happy to discuss it and I'll even take suggestions for other benchmarks. If you enjoy making obnoxious remarks about benchmarks done by myself or others, then write/do your own benchmarks, write it up in an article, and get it published. No one's stopping you doing that and it's not all that difficult, isn't it?
So keep that in mind, as you read/use my reviews and benchmarks and as you read/use benchmarks from others.