I made this its own post to address the issue / question.
Let's acknowledge that the source of your 'concern' is based in your opposition to our coverage of your business partner, Hikvision. That said, happy to address each point on its merits, or lack thereof.
First, the installation course. It is something we have thought about over the years. It came up recently in (1) a conversation with a consultant who felt strongly that it would help integrators, (2) reflected in the trend of bad installation photos on social media and (3) desire to help with shortage of entry level people / help train junior people. I am not sure how much 'loot' an installation course will bring in but I do think it would be good for the industry as it would add an option for formal training in addition to the normal on-the-job learning from more experienced co-workers.
I do not think it would spread us too thin. We already have a fair amount of install and installation tool reports written, the IP camera, networking and access control courses have all been substantially updated this year and we have a number of people who have strong installation expertise. If you are worried that we cannot do an installation course and cover Hikvision, rest assured, we can do both and more.
In terms of our 'subscribers' - subscribers, revenue, profits continue to go up significantly faster than industry average growth. That said, as I have explained to yourself and Hikvision previously, money maximization is not IPVM's goal. The fact that we don't do advertising, sponsorship, write 'white papers', take paid manufacturer vacations, etc. is fairly straightforward proof of that.
If you want to spot companies struggling financially, look for companies that put all their products on sale over, over and over again. That's a good sign.
In terms of your question about IPVM's focus or purpose, it is about making an impact using our research, testing and development skills. That could be breaking news about unethical manufacturer behavior, cybersecurity problems that no one else reports on, test reports that dig in-depth into various products, software tools to help design systems, etc.
Finally, in terms of your 'fake news!' comment, we take our reporting seriously. If you have actual evidence to disprove our reporting, always happy to review that evidence. You did not give any. The floor is yours.