You sound just a bit bitter about Mercury, but don't worry about the talent, it is thousands strong. The company may have grown into a large corporation, however, the original culture that has made it so successful still exists. The philosophy of underwriting and claims is taught to employees from day one and the tenure of employees continues to outperform their compettitors. Trouble with the loyal agency force, now that is really stretching. It is unfortunate to lose a couple of great employees, but the company will not turn into rubble without you. There may actually be other recognizable talent besides you, imagine that :-)Now, stop being silly!