I can tell you were waiting for that question.
Still, great article, it provided a nice synopsis of the recommended gear I have been sporadically reading about over the last months, and direct links to those articles so we do not have to search around.
This might be a good idea to run semi-annually or something, just a synopsis of recommended networking gear which got positive reviews every few months or something like that. That way if we miss articles or forget about something we are seeking later, we have a nice reference point for good choices. I find these kinds of articles and performance graphs, etc have helped me a great deal to make good purchasing decisions and always be satisfied with results.