Lighten up Frances! - who pissed on your Post Toasties? JvB didn't have any negative things to say about it - only that he didn't see a need - in other words, the improvements others (not YOU) have noticed don't seem to be a big enough issue for him to have discerned a problem. Note he never said others were 'wrong' about anything. As for others OPINIONS, you're flippin' them off for having one that doesn't agree with others or yours, despite that fact that you haven't even tried one. And you're calling them tools? The OP and others have made a case for the dampener. It's also (IOM) a little viral. Like one inmate said, ride a GS with one, then you'll know. That sounds like the best advice so far, and if I were inclined to buy a dampener, I'd be riding GS with one on it first. Over the years, many have posted about the best this and best that and have had lots of agreement. But that doesn't make it so and enough times it turns out that maybe it's not as good as sliced bread. If you've been around the block a few times, you know this to be true and that the kool aid isn't always made to taste. That may or may not be the case here, but testing the water first is always wise.