Aw thanks for the werm welcome back guys. I feel appreciated. Now that we have it from the horse's mouth, and my life is going off in different directions, I don't know how often I'll be around, but I won't be an absolute stranger.
Anyone who'd like to stay in more regular touch with me can find me on Facebook, pm me for the link.
One thing did occur to me about what Art said, and no one else seems to have remarked upon this...notice that Art says he's had offers to do a show on competing networks, but he doesn't wish to destroy what's left of what he built...implying that in his mind, he has the POWER to destroy it, simply by doing a competing show.
That, to me, speaks volumes about both the man's confidence in himself...AND what he thinks of the current state of Coast. And it makes me smile.