Yeah - there's not much to say about that review. I've always found the Future Publishing stuff to be pretty useless if it isn't from James Huang or Matt Pacocha. I mean honestly, Future has posted wheelset reviews without weights!?!? James & Matt seem to be the only two who actually provide trustworthy and referenced reviews.
As for the head-tube comments, check the author & magazine it was written for - By Guy Kesteven, Triathlon Plus
My guess is that they were comparing it to full-on TT bikes in terms of Headtube length. With that said, it is worth noting that Specialized have FINALLY sorted out their HT lengths this year. It started with the Venge and has carried over to the SL4 as well... it's not quite as aggressive as the old "PRO" geometry they made up for Boonen, but it's a large step in the right direction.
Example - 58cm HT used to be 205mm and is now down to 190mm (PRO geo used to be offered at 170mm)
Finally, regarding the 10R versus 11R... I'm willing to bet large, LARGE sums that if this writer were blindfolded, he wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two. I raced & worked all season on a Tarmac 10R, having logs lots of miles on the S-Works models as well, and I'm pretty sure I'd notice 5psi difference in my tires before I could tell you that my acceleration was noticeably dulled.
Of course, this doesn't mean that I won't read Guy's review next month for the new Shimano Placebo Wheelset - "I can tell they're faster because I expect them to be faster!!"
I agree that a large amount of Future Publishing reviews are total cr*p, BUT Guy Kesteven is decent. He's one of the better reviewers for the the MTB stuff and has a discerning eye for Road and I seriously doubt he was comparing it to a TT bike!!! A lot of the mainstream bikes are moving towards bigger headtubes. Just look at all the long negative rise stems on Pro bikes compared to 5,7 years ago....
Guy obviously didnt like the bike. Big deal,its a subjective thing, take one out and ride it and see for yourself. Besides, bikes are so good nowdays that if you think its fast and good then that'll transform into your riding. The legs and head are MUCH more important than the bike.