Interesting you bring this up, you are certainly not the first.. Here is the thing..... In the past few years, I noticed a different breed of "fan" emerging that went beyond cheerleading or fanboyism and set off red flags of outright Shilling. By shilling I mean third party people (some that were selling their own knife accessories products) attacking honest critics, trying to bury criticism, and litigating ad nausea against self evident blatant credibility problems at SK. Fans promote, shills have talking points. Fans excuse, Shills litigate. I saw a few "fans" in the SK "community" that that really stood apart. It was this apparent Shilling that left a bad taste in my mouth and was the final inspiration to call off my GSO preorders and get a refund. The odd level of apparent shilling spooked me and frankly, looking around at other posts, I don't think i am alone here. I have to emphasize "looked" because without direct evidence, it's just impressions... but I do know that in an already questionable environment, even the appearance of third party shilling didn't help in the confidence.