Who ever, what ever. No one person is the hobby good or bad. COA's have always been a joke to me regardless of where or who they come from. I never met the man or did any business with him. I wish him no harm but will not miss him at all either.
Life always moves on. Stick with groups like this forum and you will do as well as you can anywhere. As always being informed is the key to satisfaction. But regardless of how much you know you will always get stung every now and then.