At least according to the author of this piece, and I tend to agree. This column was very relatable to someone like me who is also re-entering the hobby after an extended absence. There is also a strong parallel with my profession of radio broadcasting. When the true broadcasters sold out to all the Prospectors in the mid-90's, the golden goose was eventually slaughtered. ANY industry taken over by investors who value the dollar over the product will suffer the same fate. I certainly hope the resurgence we're seeing brings the true Collector back to the hobby, 'cause when the bell cow is milked dry by the Prospectors, there won't be anything left.