I appreciate all the thoughts and opinions you've provided. It's obvious that some of you still don't understand the point I was trying to make, but that's ok. I think we have beaten this one to death.
The last thing I want to say on the subject is to repeat something I mentioned before. This is a forum for discussing models and not other modelers. As Alex pointed out in the thread below, this forum has a reputation for its hospitality. Please help to maintain that "sense of community" by refraining from criticizing your fellow modelers for their viewpoints. Your choice of words matter. For example, saying that someone is "crying" because they chose to share their opinions about something on this forum is simply impolite. If a couple people say they're disappointed in a kit for whatever reason, why don't you just explain why you like that kit instead of trying to make them feel like they're wrong for having their opinion? That's the way that many of you approached the discussion below, and I thank you all for it.
(And I still don't understand why people seem to think that a Jumbo is "just another Sherman"