I am not exactly sure cardimon, but I can guess. According to the policies Mike Turber has set for BFC, the principle factor in having a dedicated manufacturers forum is that an authorized representative of the company must serve as forum moderator. This may be akward or difficult with the two SAK companies. Anyway, having a factory rep as a moderator makes a lot of sense. That way discussion can be more based in fact, and less on rumor and innuendo.