I don't think that's the case at all. I don't think things have changed. You have the same customer base you always have. It may ebb or flow slightly over time. But your base is the same in the long run.
Hell, I was somewhat ignorant of the CV homebrew community until about a year or so ago. And never placed my first order until maybe two or three weeks ago (with CV no less). But I started watching and seeing Cardillo's thumbscrews come down. And it made me angry.
If your reference to people lurking and only posting now is in reference to someone like me, you are spot on. I've been a lurker for quite a while. Watching everything unfold over the past year or two. Never weighing in. Never felt a reason to speak up till you partnered up with Cardillo.
It struck a nerve. I watched this guy bebop and scat all over the true ColecoVision community. I loved watching his expo fail. So you can see how sad it makes me to see someone who is respected in the CV community partner with him, right?
So if someone is making a mistake, then you hold it forever?
Like I said, I'm the first to admit they did a mistake, but will hold this till my death?
No, I'm just not that kind of dude who can constantly live with fustration and grudge
They certainly did a mistake in the past, but if your answer is just putting more fuel on the fire, you're no way better
Whatever would happen, I just don't care anymore....