Well said.;) This same type of thing happens almost every spring. First there's the big let down after hunting season, then the bad weather sets in and we're all trapped inside with cabin fever and we can't get out and do what we love to do.
Then, finally, the weather breaks, things start to dry out and we all once again get back outdoors and start shooting etc. and all is well with the world.
I know what you mean about standing up for friends. We all tend to do it.....I've even done it a time or two myself.
I also would like to see John on here more often. He's a big asset to our sport and has a lot of knowledge that would help a lot of people. I understand how he feels about his "welcome back" but I doubt that there is anyone on here that doesn't want him to come back and post more often.