First, the "he" created the business from nothing. Second, price competition among parts vendors is fierce and that is good for all of us. Third, one of the most important functions of VPA is to store and mainatin the extensive physical Viper heritage that was delivered to VPA in many truckloads by Chrysler. VPA is literally the repository of a great deal of the Viper's physical history and it is 100% owned by the VCA. The VPA took on Herb Helbig, the former Chief Engineer of SRT as a consultant when it was formed because it made more sense for the former SRT Chief Engineer to oversee the Viper heritage stored there and to provide data to the club and to the magazines as a consultant to VPA as opposed to being a consultant to the VCA. This has been posted previously. This type of data sharing is also done to some extent by some of the vendors here who post valauble information about Vipers. Mark Jorgensen comes to mind as does Daniel Lesser and Dan Cragin to name a few. I do business with whoever provides the best prices and the best service on any particular item. But, given a tie, I choose VPA because of its role in maintaining and storing the Viper physical heritage ;and, I consider Herb Helbig to be a very special person in general and, in particular, to the Viper Nation. VPA is fortunate to have him as its consulatnt and the VCA is fortunate to have the benefit of his experience and knowledge. As for Chris's compensation, I do not think that you or anyone else here, including me, is in any position to judge the value of his services since we do not know the total number of hours that he works or all of what he does. I do know that I have ordered parts after 11 PM by email and to my surprise he has actually responded. Does this mean that I agree with everything that happened in the past? No. Does it mean that I think we need to move on from the past and enjoy our club and our cars again? Yes.