I have read several ebooks and reports both here on the forum and elsewhere about this kind of site and am in the process of setting a hybrid type site up using WP blog in a special way - which is static home page with links to single posts which are the reviews. The full post page is hidden so it does not have the normal "blog" appearance. Full suite of plugins including GD star rater for rating the various software etc.
The hybrid idea is to include high quality free software such as things like GIMP packaged with ebooks that explain how to use it for a small fee and even free in some instances. This makes the site a real attractor for those searching for online biz software on a budget, but at the same time puts top of mind awareness there when they start making money and need more "stuff".
I would like to get a feel for other affiliate marketers who are using this sort of method. Thanks!