I am very new to the forum but I have been following the "caustic" topics regarding Vass in the US etc. and can honestly say that if we or SF should lose a valued member without even standing up for Andrew Portnoy then we the SF are a sad lot of people. Where is our gratitude? But as can be seen from this thread that some SF members do value you Andrew and so maybe Style Forum doesn't deserve or merit your presence here but your knowledge, hard work, research, and wonderful shoe pics certainly deserve to exist here at SF even if only a little or a minority do appreciate it. I for one would be very sad to see you go as it is never a happy occassion when one of our 'own' should leave on ugly terms. Lets just let bygones be bygones and continue to strive to be our best and please I am sure I am not the only one to say this - but your departure would be a huge tremendous lost to the SF. I hope this gives a bit of weight as to the support that Andrew needs. Vive l'aportnoy!!!!