Not sure why this factoid has not been mentioned here at all (Chuck himself did mention it on AAAC) but it seems that he is in remission from cancer and that's what part of the problem was in the closing down of shop. Maybe some leeway/consideration is in order. I don't think that is the case. On a personal level, cancer is a horrible thing, and of course, it pretty much goes without saying that we wish him and the family well. Then, there is the issue of how they conducted their business and relationship with others, which is a separate matter. Whether personal issues and business are severable is up to opinion, or whether the situation "gives them a pass." One can imagine situations where others facing a similar situation would have handled things much more graciously and not let the medical issue get in the way. But whatever.