if there are pp "workers" browsing here, i'd like to ask (beg) them not to dismantle the old pp site. It's really in their best interest to keep it going, because i have seen several people say they'll stop using pp when it's gone, and i'm very likely to be one of those persons.
I've tried to use the new site, i really have, but it's just so clunky and inelegant. I appreciate that they were trying to make things better, but it's hard to see how the new site is better than the old, especially when things that were brought to their attention at least a year ago are still inoperable.
Ok, back to the discussion and the end of my plea.
as with all people and things, I suppose, I'd imagine the PP folks would be much more positively responsive to members of the pin trading community if so many of those members didn't take every possible opportunity out there to bash them (including simply creating so many of those opportunities out of nothing just to be able to bash!). it's very hard to cater to peoples' desires when so many of those people are constantly preaching about how badly they suck (all the while availing themselves of the resources provided). I, too, am curious as to how someone is deemed to be an "expert" but there's no need to be nasty about it.
I can only imagine what that booth must have COST!
I will say that I am a bit surprised to see Anthony and Samantha (seems like it's been years but I know it hasn't) and not Lenny.
"Pin pricks" suck. It would have been real cool for some one to grade pins like in other collection hobbies but not the way this has played out ageist us all. It's a bunch of crap to buy something that was made for the people and by the people, just to try and make money off the people. Hope that makes since.
It it would have been neat to hear what they had to say at CC, but only so we could ask questions that they would try to bs us about and not give any real answers.
Oh hey.. What ever happened to the thread here that was going to answer all the things we wanted to know. It was funny how they just had a mouth piece here to try and make it better but never really told the truth about anything. We should bring that thread back up just to make us laugh.