I'm just saying I gain exactly the same amount as you do. Zero, Zip, Zilch, Nada. But I'm more useful because I can talk about good stuff normal people can actually afford ;) This whole "he's a dealer, he's biased, he's making money" is just a canard thrown out for a wide variety of reasons. In the last two years, I've made exactly $0 from participating in AVS, for obvious reasons, but you'd like to have it both ways. It's hard to make money laying low.
Actually, I think before I was in stealth mode, a couple of years ago, a couple of people actually *did* e-mail me to buy a few small things. Their reason? It purely because they felt I was knowledgeable, helpful and unbiased, which was a nice compliment. It's been so long though, can't remember the specifics of what it was, nothing big though.