I've been following the sale talk. Not really commenting because I'm new here and don't now much about Jon or the current guys.
A little while ago I posted a thread about liking club stogie and how it is a really nice. Non-cliquey place which is rare. And I think this rare combination of people is what causes the concern. When you have thousands of guys who
1. Are somewhat arrogant. Let's face it we post our opinions online for others to read, like it should matter to them. There is a certain amount of arrogance in that.
2. Are a little elitest. We smoke hand rolled cigars. Premium stuff. There is elitism in that.
You take a group of guys that large with those qualities that get along for the most part with a large amount of mutual respect. That is something.
A lot of guys have tried other forums and belong to other forums that don't have that and don't want to see this place vanish. In the month or so I've been here I've basically abandoned the other forums. Met some guys. And have a herf planned for this month. At my other forums had one guy offer to meet with me, and only really to "educate me" on how stupid my opinion was that was different than his. And I'd been at it for months.
Basically we have something worth saving here. So I guess this is more of a plea to Jon "don't change much" as well as a reminder to those out there who worry about the change to not jump ship yet. We have a rare and awesome thing going here, let's keep it going.