Clive, you are one of the tolerant people I know so to see a rant post started by you was surprising to see. I dont mind telephone calls or e-mails to see how I am doing, I rarely get those from Canada, only from the people I know overseas. I used to get messages and calls from within Canada looking for advice, but since I stopped years ago giving out free appraisals and identifications those calls have all but dried up. Thank you or e-mail acknowledgments seem to be few and far between in an industry dominated by what it is and how much is it worth.
Thankfully there are selected people who are available for informed discussions and comment on various topics and it is those selfless individuals who I enjoy corresponding and talking with.