1. Don't pretend to be my friend to get what you want from me.
2. Don't project your own experiences and ego onto me.
3. Knowledge and experience should not be mistaken for ego.
4. In the 13 years I've been around the vintage synth world, I'm constantly amazed at the kind of people this world attracts.
5. When people call you "buddy" in this world, they're guilty of, or about to be guilty of, #1 above.
6. And finally...
7. If you feel inclined to take any of this personally... see #2.