, and to the others, I do appreciate you all coming to my support in the whole Rykrof Enloe thing. I think as customizers we have something more in common than some of the other forum members might have; a respect because of customizing that will always be there and sticking up for each other when another member has been treated poorly. Even if we disagree on some issues our willingness to help each other out and offer advice is something I really do cherish, and I hope everyone in the customizing community here at JD knows I'd stick up for you, especially in a circumstance where I felt you were treated wrong.
One thing this whole email that I received did do though was to open my eyes a little more and remember that not everyone out there in the community cares or has respect for you, no matter how hard you may try to be friendly and a contributing member to the site and the overall Star Wars community. I guess I take for granted that everyone is going to appreciate what you try and offer and might see things in a totally different light than you do. So I am definitely naive at times.
In regards to the Rykrof series, if anyone else has something negative to say about it or about me, feel free to do so and I'm not going to think less of you for it, and not going to start a thread about it. Again, the only reason I started a thread about it before was because I didn't know who Matt was, and was a little impatient because it did get under my skin - I was afraid it might be someone in the customizing community. But now that I know who it was, I really don't care - and don't want to see it blow out of proportion more than it already has. I never should have opened the thread, but at least now I know who it was.
I've brushed this off as just someone who was trying to get under my skin and who doesn't understand what the hobby is really about, and I'm ok with it. So if you are mad at him over what he said, when you run into him in other threads please just forget about this whole incident and don't hold it against him.
Now, I need to make a few customs to move this thread along to what it should be about - showing some of my work and getting your opinions/feedback on what I could have done better.