So I've been away from BigSoccer for what seems to be 7 years. I was able to determine that my last post (under a different username) was in 2014. There are many contributing factors as to why my fervor had dissipated: being a parent, a demanding career, continued studies, but none more-so than the product on the field. I was committed from even before the beginning. Early supporters meet-ups at the Hidden Shamrock before we even had a team (Thank you Don Crafts!). Season ticket holder for the first season. Flew out for the Final in '98 on a buddy pass. Got bumped twice but ended up flying first class to LA. Very nice, indeed. Open Cups! I think I went to Arlington Heights to see a match. Season ticket holder at Toyota Park. But...then they got rid of Peter Wilt. Enter John F-ing Guppy and it all went downhill from there. Apparently, given the timeline, Frank Yallop (more likely Andrew Hauptman) broke me. Walking away wasn't easy, but it wasn't made all that hard either. I'd watch matches when possible but I'd no longer seek them out. Everything seem muted, from the player personalities to the play on the field (pitch, whatever). Each year I'd see fewer and fewer and the next thing you know I am watching maybe one or two a year (unthinkable!). So this latest affront with the Real Salt Lake Michigan branding has me on life support. Coupling that marketing $#|+ show with the other one happening on the field has made being a fan (for me) unbearable. However, I've come back to give them an honest last shot. Turning the talent around is no easy task, but getting the re-rebrand right is most certainly achievable. I sincerely hope Matt Wolff pulls some deep dark magic out of his hat for this. Since I've been gone for so long, I have a few questions: 1. Is BigSoccer still the place for "this" or is there now a preferred venue on some other social media platform? I ask because when you see news stories from over a year ago on the home page of BS it makes you wonder. Or is what was the BS audience/contributorship now splintered amongst many platforms requiring us to aggregate across the platforms to get the full effect? 2. Does anybody know how complicit the current ownership is with the current branding? I so very much want to hear that is a hangover from the Hauptman regime. I seem to remember reading about how he wanted more blue back in the day, I guess from being a Chelsea fan. 3. Is there a consensus guesstimate on when we'll see some preliminary offerings re: the re-rebrand. Surely they are going to take some stuff for a test spin, right? I read of a focus group. What/who is that comprised of? Sorry for the wordiness. I'm still thawing out and I really want my team back.