Thanks for the further thoughts re: reviews. I would certainly be open to creating links to backpackinglight.com categories. It's quite the resource.
While this site is still getting on its feet I'll try to focus more on unique-to-bike categories, then we can decide to go from there.
You bring up a good point with bike/component discussions. It's only a matter of time before someone asks "what's the best for bike for bikepacking?"
I initially had a "bike" subforum, and perhaps it should be brought back. There's obviously a lot of overlap with other sites, but there is some argument to made that bike/component choices are different for touring. I guess I think it's a worthy topic for discussing here. For now, in the Q/A forum, but perhaps later in a forum of its own.