While Xex's "Idiot" comment was impolite and IMO unnecessary, so too were some of the responses to his constructive criticism.
He is a frequent poster here, who is obviously a fan of Mongoose, and not a whiner. His initial post offered nothing more than a point of view which I read as being intended as no more than useful advice. While I can't speak for Xex, based on his history on the boards, I doubt he would have had a problem with dissenting opinion.
The fact is, blurbs and sales pitches are generally designed to be succinct, catchy and evocative. Mongoose's previews manage the latter, but probably lose a lot of potential readers by missing the former completely.
Feats, spells and PrCs are not synonyms for "Power Gaming Tools". In fact, Mongoose's PrCs, from what I've seen of them, are tools for fleshing out cultures, groups and societies in their gameworlds, and add to the depth of their games. Similarly, the feats in Pirate Isles provide options for Pirate characters that need not have anything to do with "Power Gaming".
On the other hand, why were there feats in Road of Kings at all? They were not related in any real way to the main objective of the book. I can only surmise they were placed there to provide featy crunch because Mongoose believe that a significant part of their customer base want feats. It stands to reason then that it may be worthwhile to advertise this in a preview, which can be done without focusing on their presence unnecessarily.
Faraer's implication that feats and spells should be ignored in previews and are best kept out of Conan products because they are inherrently bad, wrong and antithetical to "What Conan Is", is, IMO, plain silly.
Mongoose's previews serve as an advertising tool. Both Xex and I obviously believe that they could perform this task better. I firmly believe that in their current incarnation, they will turn away many casual readers, while receive praise mainly from those already sold on the product line or company. IMO, the best option would be more concise previews, desinged to evoke interest in a paragraph or two, with links to the more verbose versions we currently have.