You have to give the guy credit. I joke about his ego and size, but his stubborness and energy is often amazing. The bankruptcy points are valid and I am sure that vendors have been hurt, but that's business (and life), I guess. Of course this thread, as do all others on the subject, includes the usual cheerleaders and, if hype paid the bills, Reggie would be a billionaire. What I am amazed at is his decision to push ahead right back into the same maelstrom he just got out of. The economy is no better, fuel prices are rising, unemployment remains unfettered, and the possibility of easy credit for boats and recreation vehicles is not even a glimmer in a banker's eye. The big question is why? He ain't getting any younger....and , believe me I can relate to that.
I guess he wants to go out on his own terms and no one else's. Whether this is "Fountain's Folly" or "Reggie's Revival".....remains to be seen, but you have to respect the attempt.
My wish in all of this is that the economy returns to a successful mode so that all of us can enjoy prosperity and the fruits of our labors........including, but not limited to, Reggie.