Can't believe that I'm saying that, but yes, thanks so much Jack. Hope that this means more moderation from now on, I would like that.
Anyway, this issue with the review pisses me off in several ways and for several reasons. For one, what is wrong with people attacking other's livelihood like that ??? As you guys know, I have never talked down on other brands, and the question is what kind of motivation there is ??? 5 possible reasons, 1. of course, an unsatisfied customer ( naaah), 2. another manufacturer for his own gain, 3. a dealer fed up with us being direct, 4. most likely, someone who can't stand that his/her gar is rated lower, and 5. someone just plain nuts and mean.
What makes me really, really sad, and where I can definitely wear my emotions on my sleeve is the fact that so many times I have tried to make others happy. Tried not onlt to go the extra mile no matter what, but also doing dozens and dozens and dozens of times things either for free or at cost. Heck, look at the Extreme mod. It's not here to make $$$, but to give a better value and make the customer happier and more satisfied. I really and truly believe in enriching peoples lives through my part in audio and my personal relationship with customers. I honestly try to be friends with each and everybody whom I deal with, which, of course is not always possible, but then again, when I'm on the road, I always meet customers to hang out with. Hehehe, I probably have a couple hundred dinner invitations, so yep, I love to freeload this way.
At any rate, I'm in this really ridiculous business for 16 years now. 13 + of them have been very, very difficult, (most of you know the issue with ODL, for example) so yes, I paid my dues and made my big mistakes (way too many) and know the industry and more important, equipment , synergy and setup issues, etc. very well. 13 + years of hardship, man, and then when it finally goes well, others try to simply destroy it. That's why I love to work my ass off, literally 13-14 hrs average !!! days, because I enjoy the relative success based on where I've been before.
The internet is a true catch 22 if you think about it. However, in one instance, a year ago in a similar situation, I was forced to go legal, and I know that this person will not be happy for a long time, if I want to play hardball. Have to see if I'll pull the trigger, the decision will come down soon now. So, legally, there are more than enough precedences with web related slender etc. issues, and I can only see this spiraling out of control more and more the worse the economy and market gets. Desperation time.
At any rate, I would like to think that I have always been decent, helpful, and nice to everybody over the past years. So, besides the attempt to file a bad review, I just don't get the personal attacks, because that's what it was.
To all of you guys, thanks so much for your support. I really, really appreciate it and I also like to call AC my web home away from my web home, hehehe.