Again, it's NOT the "passion for money". It's that some vendors have sold themselves as experts in a field that they clearly aren't experts in. I remember Mark learning to hand sharpen for the first time. Within a matter of a few weeks, he started posting a series on sharpening knives that to the uninformed buyer on his website would make them think he was an expert knife sharpener. Which leads to things like videos of using an edgepro and pushing other sharpening devices, which *most* posters on here would agree is an expensive and certainly less useful thing for new sharpeners to be using. It's one thing to be a retailer, and another to sell yourself as an expert in the field, particularly when you are hurting the business of those who ARE experts in that field. This forum was set up in part to encourage people to turn to those who really know their stuff and will try to meet your needs as best as they can. If every thread that starts with "What knife to buy..." ends up with "Go to CKtG" then that kind of defeats part of the purpose of this forum.