I suppose I am mad for a totally different reason. I mourn the blow not to my dignity, but to theirs, and to that of all Magic writers. I had thought that surely a writer who cared devoutly about Magic and the Magic community would be chosen as the best, over someone who does it for money or "props." However, this sordid turn of events has hastened the realization that this is not true and will not be true for a long time. For some reason I sanctify the institution of writing. I have either got to stop doing so in an environment which rewards cunning and strategy, or find another focus of my attention. No, I'm not expecting you to care.