I want to say something about Irish Rich. I've never met him. But he's been a huge influence for many years and very generous to me. He's sent me cool stuff, he's given me advice that I know I couldn't get anywhere else, and he's been writing a cool 'chopper history' column for the mag in return for nothing other than appreciation.
(If you think it's weird that I haven't met him, I am truly anti-social, in the purest meaning of the term. I live vicariously in many ways and have no plans to change.)