He is without a doubt the most observant, fair, and authoritative person I can think of in this small world we know as the warrior forum.
I'm a young guy, and he reminds me so much of that older (no offense, I don't know you personally) grandfatherly figure that has seen everything, been there, and has a wise opinion for everything.
No matter what the argument, no matter what the original post, at the end of the thread, I also leave agreeing with what John said, even if he contradicts my own thread.
He offers a level of insight to be reckoned and acknowledged.
Newbies, if there is someone you should be listening to you, I think I've made my point.
Hats off to you John.