Mmmm... My comment had nothing to do with the holidays though. I bought one of the themes that were released first. What I noticed is that immediately after a theme is released, the themes' authors are behind their desk trying to help out the first customers. However, after that period, it's really hard to get an answer in due time. And my themes' authors have authored other themes so it's not as if they do not have other links with wordpress apart from that contribution. Another recent example is that a few days ago someone who had bought a premium theme asked how to activate the slider on it, and if that wasnt possible, which theme does have one. Turns out their theme doesnt actually offer a slider. Ok what did the theme author reply? Something along the lines of 'what youve asked for is called a slider'. Full stop. Well, I know for a fact that if that person had been over here with the same question, someone would have given that person the procedure to look for themes using filters, or would have given names of such themes with sliders, or might have advised them to get a refund if their newly bought theme did not match what they wanted etc. None of that there. And I could go on and on with lots of examples I have seen over there which made me wish some of the people helping here could invest in a theme and tell us what they are really about. Anyhow, as I said, Im happy with my premium theme, it's just not really thanks to the forums.