I, for one, am very glad that he's not here to color the discussions we have here. Do you see very honest, objective, critical discussions about the knives he sells on his own forum, like we do here, about how bad the grinds are, fit and finish, thickness, etc.?
And, frankly, I and at least several other people I know of will never send him our business. He wouldn't have to "defend" himself if he treated us better in the first place.