I don't agree with the reviewer that the price quoted is cheap. Especially for a budget brand. As far as 8 Ports POE, D-Link do a fanless one for half the price, granted only 4 of the 8 gigabit ports are POE, but most home users would not need 8 poe ports, as this review and website is clearly targeted towards the home user not business.
Last year I need a POE inverter to power a Wireless AP, but they are around £35-50 for a gigabit version, but for the price of the D-Link DGS-1008P "£68", I get 8 port Gigabit Ethernet switch with 4 ports providing POE so I could add devices later. It is also fanless and Heavy Metal Construction.
While reviews of network components are welcome, I do not find this review beneficial as would most home users, maybe a review of a Wireless AC Router such as the upcoming Linksys EA6900 would be more appealing or the latest Synology or Qnap NA