I always felt he "Rip" was trying to be funny but to be honest I have no idea what he is or was trying to accomplish. I have only watched perhaps a grand total of three or four of his video's .
Years ago he was about the only game in town so to speak so like yourself I would endure the "torture" to learn about a new product but only if there were no other video's on the product available.
Glory be that is no longer necessary.
As far as Ravenvapes goes , yes I enjoy his tongue in cheek humor.I like his "some people take this shit way too serious" message that he has.