From: Vermont, USA
...and yet, with regret, thread locked. This discussion truly has run its course and it keeps circling back to the beginning, with the same posters saying the same things. I don't see the point in recycling discussion points again and again or in allowing this negative speculation to continue. That kind of posting, as exemplified by Grogmaster, does not have anything to do with a constructive discussion about pricing. As far as I can tell, it is intentionally destructive. Whatever your grudge against us is, please keep it to yourself.
Grogmaster, I think it's time you re-read the forum rules. Personal insults against community members and trolling are both against those rules. You've been warned and will get a vacation from the forum to reconsider those rules if you cross the line again.