I could not find their posts because they had been "deleted by author". Some people had moved - others have not. The amount of discourse and the range of topics is lessened. I see a lot of opinion here not backed by facts. Reread the C%C thread and what can you gain from this, cryptic answers about better resources. Yes, there is a lot of knowledge on this site - SO SHARE IT FFS! If I see another post of " look what I bought" on this site, I'm going to puke. When did numismatics become a competitive sport? Let's start a new thread - "Why do so Many Coin Dealers Have the Business Acumen of a Duck ?" Let me start, why do so many "dealers" relist an unsold coin at the same price that it did not sell for? "Cause the Ebay listings are free and the dream never dies. Econ 101 - if your product does not sell and the market is flooded with them, LOWER THE PRICE. This is a service economy so let's let Stephen Bromberg market the product, he's very good at it.