I, for one, never really cared much about benchmarks for anything.
They're a bunch of numbers, big deal. :black:
So one computer is .981473987 milliseconds faster at doing something than another computer. Sure, with bar graphs and charts, this looks impressive and one computer is the winner!... but what does that really mean for me?... Nada. We are talking about microns, milliseconds and in many cases, when you get down to it, barely any difference that is able to be perceived by a human being at all :black:
What wins my attention isn't a list of numbers, but rather some real-world, hands on use. Something that I can actually see and experience and get live results from.
No benchmark, no matter how much eye candy and bar graphs it has, is going to be a substitute for that.