I believe that to post you're quoting was an example of what a review would have looked like in '85 when the testing was going on - before Glock had earned it's reputation.
That was exactly my point.
Many mid-80s press reviews of the Glock 17 were lukewarm at best; most reviewers acknowledged that the gun functioned very well but questioned its then-unconventional design and construction, and some of the more conservative gun writers were openly hostile to the idea of an autoloader without a decocker or a manual thumb safety.
Of course, the Glock shares many of its design features with the now largely forgotten HK VP70z, but the press didn't particularly like that gun either.
How times have changed...