Hello friends, during last 4 years, I enjoyed participating on this forum. It was very lovely time to be here. As some of you maybe know, I am pure new gTLD investor, and I have spend many days here discussing this domain asset class. I hope I have helped some of you to form an opinion about new domain opportunities, and maybe also debunked some myths and half-truths which were pretty common here few years ago about them. This has now much improved, to my pleasure. Along the way I have build one of the best new gTLD private portfolio out there, which is a nice side effect of this journey. I hope in future it will result in nice (and large) pay-off.. Maybe some of you noticed, that to get nice new domain names is not that easy or cheap anymore. For me, as I was spoiled with early convenience of low entry prices as an early investor and fan, today's enviroment is not bringing much excitement anymore. For one, registries are getting much better in their pricing, which then results in less opportunities for domain investors. But also, there are more and more investors now, which are getting prices for good new gTLD combos in auctions to pretty high levels (study recent new gTLD auctions at Dynadot, for example). This, in return, brings less topics, which can be actually meaningfuly discussed between domain investors. In addition, I started to have feeling that very nice community which was once here, is not here anymore. Atmosphere changed, and although I have voiced my concern for more balance repeadly over last few months, I just have feeling I was not heard really, or that those who should care, did not much. I like quality discussion which brings value to everyone, but it seems my time here was literally wasted by those who care only about their personal profits. It bothered me several times, because I cared about people and community here, but I do not see any improvement - so this is the main reason I am leaving you. Unfortunatelly (I guess for me), I am fan of fairness and rules which are valid for everyone, and if this is not the case for longer period of time, it does not go well with me, and I vote with my feet. Again, it is probably my loss, but I can not change that. I hope you liked the appraisal thread for new gTLDs I ran for 1,5 years, and that it gave you some value! So, I am leaving you now (although I wish my account to stay active) and will not log-in again. I believe all my friends are already connected via LinkedIn with me, but those who are not yet, here is my profile, please do: : https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandsinternational/ Or you can leave me a message via my website www.brands.international, where you will also find my email, if you want to write me and you are not at LinkedIn. GL to everyone and I wish everyone great sales and happy domaining PS: when/if more balance and substance and good atmosphere of community is restored, call me back friends.