I respectfully disagree. I too have bought Thom's books since the D200 and he has been enormously helpful to me as I work to develop my craft. I have emailed him only a couple times in 6-8 years and he has responded quickly and to the point. He seems to be a no BS kind of guy, and if you respect his work, as I do, that is a small price to pay for the service he provides to the Nikon community. Oh, and did I mention that most of the service he provides is without cost?