Clearly these people are on something - or another planet.
Some highlights that form their 'silver' award conclusion.
"JPEG quality disappointing compared to peers – crude sharpening, over-aggressive processing, and occasional posterization."
I don't believe in these lower-class formats, it's RAW only if you are a real photographer!
"Charging via USB can be convenient"
Yes, I am sure a busy professional can wait 360 minutes for his/her battery to be charged in the camera one at a time. Very convenient indeed.
"Solid Wi-Fi system allows for remote shooting, easy photo sharing; NFC a plus"
Absolutely essential feature, you will never improve as a photographer without a WiFi enabled camera. Well done, DPreview for spotting that.
Optional battery grip
See! That's what makes it a professional camera!
"No in-camera Raw conversion"
Oh, so you do know what RAW is? But clearly do not understand that post-processing RAW on your camera is a total waste of time.
"While Sony has provided tools for focusing these old lenses - such as magnified view and focus peaking - they don't work as well as we'd hoped"
We are talking about the same camera, here, right? The A7? The Sony A7?
I'll let you form your own conclusions if my judgement is a tad harsh.