Here is fun quote on Gartner:
» Gartner is like a mainframe in 1979 Between the Lines ZDNet.com: "Gartner is like a mainframe in 1979. Ripe for deconstruction.' So says Redmonk analyst James Governor in his post about transparency and the analyst business."
Agreed? Do you still like what they say [sometimes]? Even though it is highly fashionable to slam Gartner as a bunch of 'you-know-whos' :-), I [with some fear] admit that I often like how they organize the information.
Whether you love or hate your position in the famous Magic Quadrant, this information organization and presentation tool is pretty brilliant!