From the: "WHEN WILL FOLKS LET IT GO" Thread: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/when-will-folks-let-it-go-microtech.1492646/page-9 RevDevil's 3rd post on this subject: #3. I have not bought a knife in a while, but I own knives from Strider, KAI, CRK, Hinderer, Emerson, Cold Steel, Microtech, ProTech, Spyderco, Benchmade, Becker, Bussekin, Victorinox, GEC, Case, Buck and about a dozen other companies and a few full customs. Does that make me a bad person? No, it makes me an accumulator/collector/hobbyist/afi, whatever. Without going into details, your question is like asking someone which political party they belong to or what religion they are, that way everyone can take kindly to you or prepare the pitchforks and torches. It's not that cut and dried for everyone and there are no points involved for taking one side or the other, this is not the first company vs company lawsuit to happen. This is not the first time a manufacturer went after someone. Back to your question, where do I stand on ALL this? It doesn't matter where I stand on this, it's no ones business but my own in the end. What people spend their hard earned money on isn't my business, and yes I vote with my money. I really dislike the politics of this hobby, it takes the fun out of it entirely and breeds a lot of anger in what should otherwise be a fun and enjoyable activity. What would I do? I would not let it worry me as I have NO control at all over what these companies do, they want to make money not friends. I think they don't care about our opinion on their legal proceedings, that is best left to the attorneys. I will not deny that there are some very unscrupulous individuals and companies running around out there (Hall of Shame in the Exchange as an example). Like I said, if you dig deep enough, you can find dirt on almost any company. It's up to each person how they feel about this, but it's getting old repeating the same thing over and over again. Like rowing a boat upstream after you've already gone over the water fall.