Thom Hogan praises Pentax
I don't know Thom Hogan . Is he someone important?
It's a judgement call whether or not he's important but in the context of camera gear he's fairly well known, especially in Nikon circles. He was a cohort of the late Galen Rowel who you probably know about, which lends him some photography cred. His website is bythom.com. I've benefited from reading some of his articles.