That wasn't what this was? I thought it was until a bunch of you whiney Slimmbones friends club kids came in here and told me what a terrible person I am for being unhappy with a poor quality part. I don't mind paying money for a good part, it's what the quality doesn't match the price tag that pisses me off. I sold the lip. This is done. You have defended your friend's honor.
I don't think it was exactly. You just seemed like you had a goal in all of this and it wasn't just to get a lip and then after you received a poor product to simply share this experience.
A quick search might have shown you that this isn't normal. Then you could have contacted the seller and returned the product and received a refund. Instead, it appears that your first step, or at least a parallel step was to come here and blast the product and seller. A seller of high regard and what some would even call a friend. Yes, maybe we could have responded in a less butt-hurt, whiny manner. Maybe you could have been less butt-hurt and whiny, too?
Yes, you received the response you did because most of us "know" the seller and product. The product you received is not typical, but hardly junk. In most opinions, that is, but not to you, which is fine. Sadly, I don't think the problem was with your "review" or opinion but with your language. It shouldn't matter but it might.
An honest review is fine but you stated that you call out forum vendors who are protected, presumably by the forum administrators. Wasn't that your true motive? Not to get products for your M5, not to review them but to gain opportunity to call out those vendors? Unfortunately, this appears to be your MO in other areas of the internet. Again, I don't know the details of those other forums - rules you might or might not have broken. Some of those rules are ridiculous.
Again, I hope you can find a lip to your satisfaction. I hope you actually do own an M5 and stick around here. I wish nothing but the best for a fellow M5 owner. You can be a contrarian without bring combative and yes, it goes both ways.