so he finally wrote back. turns out he was on vacation but didn't exactly address the liking part. i copied it into here. maybe you guys can make something of it. or at least give your opinions on it. don't you just love the 2 line e-mails?? and he just puts his anitials at the end instead of his name.
sorry i have been in the desert, over the holidaysa out near del RIo. Devil's River to be exact. sorry for not responding, happy holidays, hope everthing is well. CP