Why do WE "deserve" this? Because we buy their products? I disagree. Would I love to know every single detail about every inner working at Spyderco? I'm a huge fan of the company. Of course I would. But I've never done anything to "deserve" that. Think of any little tidbits you get about new models etc as a GIFT and I think you'll be a much happier person.
As a related aside, it seems like nobody has any patience anymore. We are so focused on immediate gratification (be that knowledge, purchasing something, whatever) that the joy of simply experiencing the reality of the moment is lost. I blame the Internet for a lot of this. You used to have to drive to the library to look things up. Drive to stores to see, not what was available anywhere on the planet, but what that store had in stock. Some stores (Sears made their reputation on this) also had a catalog department you could order things from, that might arrive a week or a month later. Please don't misunderstand, I love that we have access to so many things today. But it's also kinda sad what we've lost along the way.
Old person sad rant over
(and GET OFF MY LAWN!
I guess that I I am in the "old person" category, but I agree with everything that you said.
I had even typed out a paragraph or two to post in this thread and then thought about it and
didn't post it. It looked too bitter and I didn't want this thread to turn negative. I think that
you handled your comment much classier than I originally had.
I sound like my Dad and Grandpa Now, but I am concerned about the way that things are
going in the world now. The internet and immediate connections with people all over the
world via Twiter, facebook or whatever the media source, all sounds great and we all love
the positives, but the negatives are all around us.
They aren't as obvious as the positives and many don't see them, but they are there.
Like a rattlesnake, you won't know it's there until it's too late. I am as guilty in some
regards, but haven't fell prey to most of the social media craze.
....Hey Grandpa, toss me over the Sears catalog I need to order me some new britches
and a couple shirts, I need them by the time school starts in a couple months.