Just out of curiosity, why would a bad experience dealing with "one" person, cast such a dark cloud over the entire hobby of R/C boating?
Guess I just don't understand that logic. If you race "big" boats (as you stated), and you have a Mercury outboard - because they decide to go out of business - do you blame the entire group of boat builders, racers, mechanics, sponsors, race officials, etc. ?
While you might have a legitimate argument and be "pissed" at one indiviual - please don't cast a negative on the entire hobby. After all, you are the one who elected to buy from a classified instead of a local hobby shop! Want to save money - put up with the risk. Don't want risk - go to your local hobby shop and order through them.