I know this is a couple months old, but I couldn't help but find it an interesting commentary on our modern "hide behind a screen" expectations when the OP discovered that his review of the Walker Super B got back to the dealer...and the reaction of most members of this forum. The internet provides a great medium for transfer of information. At the same time, sometimes we hide behind our screens, thinking we have freedom from any responsibility for what we say. While I have no problem at all with the OP, or anyone else, giving their honest opinion on any topic, let's not get all sanctimonious and think our comments...whether negative or positive...are our own private property. When you post on the internet, you're posting for the world to see. You have no right to whine if someone sees your comments that you didn't expect. You trashed the Walker mower in your review. Do you think your dealer, the one you refer to as though you're "friends", would have preferrred that you come to him with your concerns instead of posting a permanent indictment of his product on the internet? Of course! Does he have a right to be upset with you? Of course! Does any Walker rep have a right to try to prevent this sort of thing from happening to protect their product line? Of course! Don't you think that virtually ALL lawncare manufacturers monitor these forums? Of course they do! While we have every right to post what we feel or think online, we can't forget that when we trash a product, we're affecting people's livelihoods...whether manfacturers, distributors, or dealers. We may like the information, as users, but we shouldn't be surprised or upset to know that we're damaging others with negative comments...or expect them to be okay with it. You stabbed your dealer in the back. You trashed his product. Does the fact that you did it on the internet make it okay? It makes it more comfortable, for sure...until what goes around comes around. From what you said, he was a great person to deal with and has done you nothing but good. Of course, he wasn't happy with you. You betrayed a relationship. Don't blame it on someone else. You did it. You assumed the internet was anonymous (which is definitely isn't!). You assumed your 'friend' wouldn't hear what you said about his product. If it's not something we would say to our friends and neighbors openly in public, then it definitely shouldn't be said in the most open and public place in the world...the internet. We all selfishly want folks like the OP to give their honest opinions and feel free to do so...but we can't forget that there's a flip side to that coin. And we have no right to be upset at that flip side when it turns up. Nobody forces us to play this game. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. But whether to play or not is ours to choose.