Cammy, I respect your decision, but it's our loss.
As for the rest of us - let's be as supportive as possible in this new venture. The formation of an Advisory Board does not mean that we will be dictated to, for goodness sake! We are still free to express our opinions. And, I know our ideas and opinions will be acknowledged and considered.
I believe that the best alternatives come through a difference of ideas. The slate of advisors we have elected will certainly have differing opinions, just as we do, and that's healthy and will benefit all of us.
Let's see how it plays out before jumping to conclusions that may never occur.
Appreciate everyone who has ever come into your life- for some come in as a blessing and others come in as a lesson.