Nicely stated ejsharp. I had to read it twice, but nicely stated.
Steve: The combination of your knowledge and willingness to share it is priceless.
Some folks have one and not the other. But those who hold onto the "power of their unshared knowledge" kill it in the end. My 85 yr old martial arts master was constantly teaching so he could pass on as much as possible to his students. I will never forget his passion to help others by passing on the truth.
Hang in there and do what you feel is right.
Oh, and thanks for recommending that perfect Blaupunkt for my 260E earlier this month......