Oils aren't typically "ranked" by VOA though, that's more a curiosity thing, getting a "glimpse" into what a formulator chose for metallics. Similar to looking at MSDS sheets which might show PAO in the base oil blend for example, it doesn't tell you much, if anything, about how the product will perform, but, it does satisfy some curiosity and give people something to chat about.Nor what I said, so a straw man point. But based on that straw man, perhaps bitog should now eliminate the subforum which often features Blackstone VOAs and comparisons since one could infer that like the ones on PF, they serve little or no purpose. Or, provide no "useful information". ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
What I'm saying about PF, to use a metaphor, I'm not willing to throw the baby out with the bathwater, as it were.
Worded differently, we aren't doing "VOA shootouts" on BITOG, they are primarily used to discern formulation changes and satisfy curiosity.