I think I am one of those to whom you are referring. First. Aside from being a moderator I am also a member and a life long knife knut. As a member, I am allowed to voice my own opinions. When I post as a moderator, I do so in colored font, typically blue. If I am posting as a member, it's just regular black. Most of my comments in this thread have been in black ink. I have acted as a moderator only twice. I've been a knife enthusiast and have carried and used knives for about 60 years now. Moreover, I'm a chemist and a materials engineer. I've worked in factories that produced either materials or things for over 40 years. When I post my opinion, it is on that basis. I take exception to those who know nothing about manufacturing, importing, and selling trying to tell a man who does know all of those things how to run his business. If you are not an expert in all those fields, then you have no business doing that. I sure as heck don't try to tell Sal how to run his business and I do have some knowledge of all of those. BladeForums exists to discuss knives, not to tell Sal Glessar how he should run his business. Discuss the knives all you want. You don't like them? Tell us why. Get in Sal's face and state that he needs to change his designs and materials and the way he runs his business to make them cheaper? Go away. But I will not infract somebody that does. Nor will I move their posts offline.