While this is a repost (there's a thread in Site Discussion), I think Gear Talk people also need to know about this and not everyone looks in Site Discussion. In case you haven't noticed, there's a new tab on the menu bar that says reviews. Clicking on "Reviews" brings you to the new and improved review section. You can write reviews on gear you've used, but more importantly search for reviews of gear that you are looking for. This system can easily clear up some of the clutter in Gear Talk, but the key is that people write reviews, so if you've used anything for any considerable amount of time be sure to write a review of it so others can search for them and compare gear on their own instead of asking "which ski X or Y?" The search feature is really easy and actually really awesome, even if you don't know where to start when looking for gear, you can search by characteristics to get some ideas on products. I think this new update to the review section is a much needed improvement and can really help in GT.
Link to reviews: http://www.newschoolers.com/reviews
Link to Site Discussion thread: http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/755853/