TBH, Verum company behavior toward members, specifically you, and the general weird vibe of one too many "delivery" questions, was a huge contributor and made the decision just that much easier. I don't envy Audio Science Review for being in the position of having to harbor a racist (or someone clearly exhibits such behaviors under the pretense of comedy) because they have no other thing to go on. (Not that it would have changed our minds anyway). Again, a stern public warning for bad company behavior should have been issued, regardless of dog ate my homework excuses. The problem is taking it too far. I've been at this for 10-years. I can list a bunch of companies, including some that I have dealt with personally, that when viewed from a certain point of view could have or should have been censured including Schiit, HeadAmp, Eddie Current, Mr. Speakers, Audeze, Tom Christiansen Audio, HiFiMan, etc. LOL, in the case of HiFiMan, they actually obtained access to a user account with high access on Changstar to spy on our private conversations (this was actually confirmed when we found a USA account suddenly coming from IPs in China). It's dangerous to be judge, jury, and executioner. I would prefer the Judge Dredd approach be used sparingly when it comes to vendors because everyone is going to have a story.