so after consideration... I have decided to alter the previous post. I did remove the photo comparisons... trust me...this was not directly due to the threats from the Mysterious Industry Ombudsman (although I do have to say the anonymous, online threats are a bit creepy!) I just decided that my time is much too precious to fight this fight over and over. This type of nonsense really kills my creative spirit... and my creativity is best defense against this craziness. I have cookies to bake, trees to decorate, a life to live, a family to love, and a fruitful career to tend to. I made my point.. and honestly the pictures I showed were by no means a "News Flash" - the industry and my peers are all very well aware of this sad issue. Ironically though, "ombudsman" means something like this (as per Wikipedia) "an official, usually appointed by the government or by parliament, who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating complaints reported by citizens and addressing them, usually through mediating a settlement" I'm not exactly sure what type of biased Ombudsman has stumbled across my blog...( maybe a blind one?) but I don't think they seem to be concerned with "fairness in the industry " as much as "representing the interests of themselves". I may touch on this topic from time to time , shall we say, in a more elusive way. Hey - I'm a creative person. I can manage that.... ALL ON MY OWN!