Hey David. :::SIGH::: I couldn't agree with you more. I know we both felt we'd really found something spectacular... instead, it turned out to be craptacular!
Honestly, Jeff was a breath of fresh air. And when he left? He was still a breath of fresh air. He REFUSED to toe the company line and go along with the BS that typically surrounds this stuff... you know, go down with the ship and take everyone aboard with you? Nope. That wasn't Jeff. As soon as he had the full picture, he very quickly extricated himself - and then they went to bashing him trying to make him look inept, saying his marketing plan was 'illegal' and then, ultimately, trying to make it seem like he was trying to steal their database. Typical throw up crap and and attempt to deflect attention away from the company's failure to perform.
Everyone in corporate, Rick Hare (who has had two prior companies before this one... The Gamma Project and The Profit Platform/Digital View Tube -- all of which bit the dust and left investors high and dry), Rex Lusk (who doesn't want anyone to refer to him as Rex Lusk but wants to be called 'Gouch Banks'... I wonder why THAT is??), Angie Yutzler who has been Rick's partner according to SunBiz.org records for at least 5 years and who handles the cash-flow... or lack thereof, Jim Spellacy who accepted the responsibility of being put out in front of this mess and was announced by Rick Hare that he is now running the company - but really isn't... is just the fall guy for when this whole house of cards comes tumbling down -- compliments of Rick Hare... each of these people have utterly failed to come forward and let the field know what is REALLY going on.
At any rate... it is what it is at this point and there is nothing that can be done about it... except to warn others. Out of all the people in corporate, I blame Rick Hare who is the CEO and mastermind behind all of this. With his prior failed attempts at this and trail of investors to whom he owes money... this isn't another 'mistake' or case of bad luck. It is a lifestyle for him, apparently. And the ONLY reason that you, David, and others to include myself, even got involved with this? Is because there is NOTHING out there on Rick Hare. Nothing on his first two businesses. No warnings of 'investors be wary'. NOW there is. No one should do business with someone who habitually fails to keep their word, fails to tell the truth, and consistently takes money from others without returning it. Simply bad business.