I dropped in at my Bobcat dealer to get a replacement hose fitting for my jackhammer, and I popped the question, "So am I still allowed on the property?" Good news is, Yes, no hard feelings. Thanks to the letter I emailed them back in December '07 they knew there were obvious reasons and Bobcat can't compete. The parts person (one of 2 sons that own the place) said if he were given the choice between Cat and Bobcat pilot controls, Cat would be the no brainer due to all the negative results Bobcat has had and they have seen and heard of. Other things we both brought up were the hydraulic systems, he could not believe that Cat uses the Open Loop system, he still claimed that Bobcat uses the Closed circuit so there is less oil to filter out, true, but I came back with there is more heat generated and more pressure that gets built up, and he also agreed with me. He knows the reasons of why I switched to Cat and he can't (and won't) put up any fight against me as we both understood that I never made any comparisons between Cat and Bobcat's Undercarriage systems, that was just too much apples and oranges. But I was surprised when he made the remark about the pilot controls, but he did say that in a lower tone of voice so not to raise any fears of loosing his job. He did however tell me that if I ever wanted to trade in my Cat against a Bobcat in the future, I might not be treated that well or the trade in amount won't be satisfactory to me, but I assured him I am not coming back as I only put 100 - 200 hours on these machines in a year, so it's not worth it. It was a rather pleasant conversation, feels much better to get that aired out, but I still had to check all my tires and my tail pipe on my truck before leaving though.