I quess my beef with this stems from the quality aspect. I love the idea of promoting homebrewing but to sacrifice quality in an effort to sustain business goes against the very principles by which we stand for.
I think you're comparing apples and oranges, Ron. AFAIAC, the BOP is a very different creature with a different reason for being than what we do. The people who go there _aren't_ interested in homebrewing, they're interested in making beer with a slight hands on approach. That may eventually lead them to discover what we all have, but I don't think it's right to think of a BOP in the same terms as what we do. And again, my experience is that the people who run BOPs are interested in quality, but for a different reason than we are. But their customers are only interested in quality up to a point and a smart businessperson give the customer what they want.