Geez fellas, way to act like a bunch of tools....
Elite may not be your cup of tea (and they arent mine either fwiw) but at least have just a little bit of respect for the advertisers on this site, that are trying to run a business and respect that Simon pays money to have this thread active. If you don't like it just move on to the next thread.
What about the guys who pay good money and come out looking like that?
Or about the people who come to SF looking for the unbiased (and usually unvarnished) assessment of people who aren't trying to sell anything?
It's fairly obvious that Simon has just about zero interest in constructive criticism - others have tried.
I don't feel any special deference towards an affiliate not least of all because I think that sort of thing helped make Ask Andy what it is today.