In Reply to: Re: Here's a Jim Conforti email, doesn't it.... posted by YO on April 30, 2000 at 17:42:55:
: I have never been particularly impressed with either Jim C's products, or his attitude.
: There are *much* better ways for me to spend my money than on an ego-maniac's slush fund.
Well, I reread the original post in this thread, you know, the one which contained the thread which would supposedly want to make you give your business to someone other than JC, and, frankly, I fail to see what Jim said that would cause the reaction it did! What, the fact that he's been leading the BMW performance industry for over half a decade? The fact that most of his innovations have found their way into all competitors' shops? The fact that he uses verifiable facts to support his claims? What, the fact that he challenges many long held, but false beliefs? Call him a heretic, if you will, but dont deny him his rightful place in the trade. His innovations have done more than almost anyone else to further the cause of M enthusiasts across the country....
And, lest you call me one of those blind JC fanatics, I've had many words with Jim, and there are times I've been on the opposite sides of issues. But none of it detracts from his accomplishments on our behalf...And, if you saw how little money he personally derives from most of these efforts, you would realize that it is on our behalf alone that this work is done, and not his....So any benefit he accrues from his effort is more in the area of personal satisfaction than it is monetary. Which is why I wish most of you on this subject would just shut up...before you cause him to lose any personal satisfaction he gains in this field, and cause us to lose the best resource we have. Remember, you dont miss your water til your well runs dry...Dont laugh, it could happen!