Does anyone actually like ANY part of reviewing grants via one of those threaded web forum things?
I hate them and I really resent the thought that my precious applications are subjected to this fiasco.
One additional twist to consider. In my most recent few experiences with this as a reviewer, I have noticed that the per-reviewer grant load is low. As in 2-3 apps compared with 8-10 for a regular face to face meeting. I suppose when the costs for adding more reviewers are low (honorarium versus honorarium plus travel, plus housing), the SRO figures that bringing in more focused expertise per-application is a plus.
This comes at the cost of score calibration, in my estimation.