LMMFAO!If John would have been friends with Jeffrey Dahmer, John would have been telling everyone Jeff was a good guy with an eating disorder.
Poor Jeffrey. The whole world was against him.
BTW, Lou and I barely know each other. I often operate on the theory that the majority will be wrong more often than right on anything more complicated than bacon, and go from there, looking for the loopholes.
Off the point -- though not completely -- and since you spend so much time trying to educate us, I'll help you out with Occam's Razor, which doesn't quite mean what most people think it means. The simplest way to explain what it's trying to convey is to look first at the simplest explanation, and if it doesn't fit all the available facts you are only then justified to go looking for something more complex.
In the present case, Lou has some credible-sounding rebuttals and some evidence from Fatboy and jtom to suggest that the simplest explanation may be inadequate. In the case of the WWYDs, he has a contrary opinion that people are taking IMO too personally. You are convinced -- but you're only guessing -- that he was never going to play 11-7. I've seen him play but haven't seen you. It's my best guess that he would like the game if he liked the price and terms. He's said he was looking for $10 and $20 action, so a $5000 set may not be his cup of tea.
Bill was absolutely correct about his little deception being entirely harmless, but we shouldn't blame Lou for pointing it out when he was taking fire from all directions and already skeptical.
I intend for this to be my last $.02, but it's hard to leave a good fight, so no promises.