Parrothead, I tend to forgive and forget more than most. And we did have more than a few laughs at your expense. I even have a free "hater brigaders" button for participating in a certain secret thread.
I appreciate the comments and dont take them for granted. Believe me, no one wants to forget the past more than I. And you can be assured I wont be attempting any more gaming ventures. I woefully mismanaged things the past few years and paid the price, in more ways I can count. And, it will take a few more years for me to recover from that debacle financially. Its true that turning your hobby into even a part-time profession is a sure-fire way to enjoy your hobby less and stress yourself half to death. Especially, when you make the mistakes I did. I nearly lost all my love for gaming and regrettably did lose a handful of great friends in the hobby.
Over the past year, I have played more video games than I have played probably in the past 9 years. Ive rebuilt a small collection of consoles that are all out and playable including an Atari 2600, 7800, PS1, Timex Sinclair 1000, Apple IIc and Commodore 64 -- oh, and my original Sega Genesis I had growing up and all my original games (I gave it to my cousin way back when, he kept it and recently found it and shipped it back to me).
In any event, Ill take what I can get but dont expect anything when it comes to being completely forgiven for what I put everyone through the past few years.
That said, we welcome you with open arms, and if all you want to do is discuss classic gaming and related items, you've come to the right place. But please, no more cash grabs or "get rich quick" schemes. I think the pacman suits were quite the icebreaker, assuming you have no financial interest in them. Even if so, kudos. It's a trendy item, if a bit flamboyant for my tastes.
Take care and I look forward to your participation in future discussions...