Why is it bullshit? The filters are not really usefull with hardcore/hardstyle... with minimal end techno you can use them a lot smoother!
Whether its bullshit or not, the fact is that A&H is much more active in the minimal market than anywhere else. In my experience I've found that usually at tech/minimal parties you will find an Xone while for other styles pioneer is more of a standard. Furthermore, i would have to agree with tairip that the filters are best used for minimal/electro as long transitions generally sound better with more advanced filter options.
Anyways... to cut a long story short, when choosing between the Pioneer and the A&H, you're prettymuch making a choice between filters and all the rest. The xone 62's filters are amazing whereas the Pioneer filter is more of an effect rather than a device for creating amazing transitions like the 62. If, however, you just want to use the filters for an occasional LPF or HPF or something, definitely go for the Pioneer. Not only is it more up to date, I find that the level indicators on the A&H are lacking which makes it (in my experience) hard to set your gains propperly, resulting in the fact that you'll have to set them prettymuch on the fly while transitioning.