Regardless of the forum, there's so many mods, reps and big buyers who are getting free or discounted gears, so its near impossible to know who is legit at any given time. This is why you always do small orders.
Many of the well respected guys who have been in the game forever sell under-dosed shit with piss poor T/A's but these big buyers, reps and mods have to feed from some trough somewhere so they will openly jerk these guys off to get their free goods.
Back when this forum had vendors, I went out of my way to rep the low rep guy with few posts who seemed honest when he would come out swinging against a vendor in a vendor forum. It's these guys I believe more than the guys getting free shit.