Originally Posted by orkan
As for my sponsorship here... It's pretty straight forward. If it pays off, I'll continue sponsoring. If it doesn't... I'll stop. Pretty simple. I could care less how many "groupies" braz has. One's number of followers has very little to do with this discussion. Like I really have a motivation to show up and shoot with someone that thinks I only speak because I have a financial motivation to do so. No thanks. I have better things to do with my time than hang around someone with that opinion of me. Those attacks being unchecked will certainly weigh in on my decision whether to remain a sponsor. If the cool-kids club is successful at making sure FFP always ends up on the bottom of every discussion, then it won't make much financial sense to be here will it? That doesn't mean I'm financially motivated... that just means there is no point in hanging around somewhere where what I'm selling is so strongly opposed. No one dare shoot FFP if they want to "fit in!"
1) I think I understand "sponsorship", and in no way does that discredit you in my opinion. I've used other sponsors here, and have yet to regret it.
2)I've never been accused of being a "groupie".
3)I've never sat at the cool kids table.
4)I scan threads to see what interest me with one eye, who's posting with the other. If I see Broz is commenting (and others) I'm likely to read it. He has a long history of credibility, especially as relates to being successful at LRH.
5) I've learned a lot from your posts, and video's as well. I like the way you measure the various parameters. Things I had not considered previously as a factor.
Myself I'm looking for that next scope to move out to more distance. I have not put a cap on how much it will cost, but that doesn't mean it won't be painful. Getting one that doesn't work from the start would take all the joy out of it. Even if it's warrantied.
I've even considered adding plane fare to the cost so I can get a first hand look, at scopes unavailable locally. This is a one time major purchase for some of us, and while the discussion gets down to the "taste great"-"less filling" beer commercial level at times, there is way more than a six pack involved.
6) SFP is what I am used to, and I'm guilty of being resistant to change.
I hope you stay, but I'm more hopeful this thread gets back on a positive track.