Damn right, their reputation is tarnished. Between their questionable/unethical antics and the shitty manner in which they treated the community (including the AtariAge community as well), they've ruined what little potential they had. Sure, some people will show up for their shitty expo, but they've alienated their entire market and ruined what little goodwill they had left. They can go to Hell.
Just FYI, I have zero intention of attending the expo. Even if I did, it is halfway across the country from where I live. If I was gonna fly or road trip across the country, I'd go to Portland instead. I would love to meet Albert someday.
Chris Cardillo is a scumbag, but the gamer/collector in me really wants to play that Rainbow Brite minicade.