RIP Dave Wilson

Thank you for pushing the envelope,
Thank you for not leaving well enough alone!

Whether you are a fan or not of Wilson Audio speakers, the audio community lost a great designer this year. 
Thank you David Wilson for making your speakers so expensive that only the 1% can afford them!
@roberjerman please behave, we are paying tribute, not being rude. And by the way, if they are too expensive, you can do what I did, and buy an older pair used!
My.apologies for my remarks. Sorry, I was in a bad mood when I did that! I have been aware of Mr. Wilson's company since its inception and always liked the Watt/Puppy's. And his later designs set the bar high for sound and construction quality! Mr. Wilson's presence on the audio scene will be missed!
Obviously, a lion of the industry.  More than almost any other, audiophiles aspired to the WATT/Puppy iterations.  Personally, the Sasha moved me more than any other Wilson product.

Rest in Peace
@roberjerman  nicely done. Far too many people on these forums don’t own up to their mistakes and allow (or force) conversations to get uncivilized.

Most people in the 1% can't afford Wilson speakers, unless you think it's normal to spend > 10-20% of your post tax annual income on a pair of speakers :D
My condolences and very best wishes to the Wilson family. I am saddened by Dave’s passing. 
Dave loved his profession and respected quality,refinement,authenticity and value. I’ll toast his passing with a fine French brandy and appreciate his passion for excellence with a product of like minded gentlemen. Value endures and I’m sure many of his well built products will continue to attest to his dedication well into the future. 
condolences to his family.  He was surly a pioneer. Like his product for not, he was a trend setter and a master marketer.  He was able to build his label from scratch to a top name in all of audio.  I've only heard great things about the guy.  I met him on a few occasions and he was always a gentleman and educator.  He will be missed, but did the right thing in passing the business down a few years ago to Darrel who has them going in a positive direction still.  He will be missed by most in audio.
“Thank you David Wilson for making your speakers so expensive that only the 1% can afford them!”
”My apologies for my remarks....”

WOW I guess I’ve come up
in a different era. There is really no way to apologize for that remark.

RIP Dave Wilson I think?? is a thread to pay respects to a man who dedicated a big part of his life to audio.

Hey guys, we can all jump on someone who made an inappropriate, rude, or controversial comment.  I totally agree that people should behave in a civilized manner on the forums, and many do not.  However, the man who made the comment in question did add a thoughtful apology / retraction.  I think that is sufficient to cut him some slack.  Most people would not even do that, so I applaud the sincerity and the correction of a mistake.  Now if the rest of the forum using public would follow suit!  Anyway, no reason to pick on him further and distract from the topic of this thread.
+1 marktomaras I read the offending comment. It was wrong to post it. I read the apology. It was right to post it. It is the mature, appropriate thing to do after making a mistake. I wish I had done more of it in my life. I contend that two of the hardest things to do in life are 1) to sincerely apologize and seek forgiveness; and 2) to sincerely accept apologies and extend forgiveness. 
It got a little ugly over here: 

Suffering from cancer is nothing you want to witness, two of my buddies just passed from it, 60 and 61 years, watching their decline was horrible. 

RIP Dave Wilson.
@marktomaras +2
It takes a man to apologize, and I respect that.  We all have bad moments and bad days.  I've certainly made more than my share of mistakes, and have received the grace of forgiveness.
Again, RIP David Wilson.  Hope his loved ones someday find peace
Thanks for sharing rx8man.  There are some terrible people in this world.  As for Al, it does take a big man to show up let alone say what you did was wrong.  Respect for that.  

What folks don't always understand is that the Wilson's are good people who do good things for others.  That and cancer is what this is all about. nothing more, nothing less.  That AC thread is vile.