I now think it is. Some major metros have a problem. Phoenix is the perfect example. Many of the newer places in recent years are FREQUENTLY mentioned in the abundant threads about "where should I go when visiting Phoenix?" yet many people recommending them don't review them. The "Places" section for Phoenix has a large number of newer (and among the best) places missing from the summary page entirely, and it has quite a few that shouldn't be on the list. Why? Not the Bros. fault at all. It's just that there's so few reviews that these newer places don't even meet a minimum threshold to be on the list. So I made a nice appeal thread in the Southwest section and included links to several of these newer places so it would be very, very easy. About 250 reads in the thread so far.... but only a handful of reviews were written afterwards, and instead the thread degenerated into one established brewery's fanboy being upset for no good reason at all, and that brewery's owner chiming in to refer a poster to shop at his place in town: http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/phoenix-bas-your-favorite-places.80464/ As much as I personally hate the 'hads' system, I think it is necessary for such an underutilized and promising part of BA known as the "places" section (BeerFly to the veterans here). It's a simple argument but I think it is best for places because people seem unwilling to write full reviews and would rather take the time to recommend places in sentences and paragraphs over and over whenever someone asks where to go when visiting their metro.