I noticed that your identity was just created this Nov. 23rd. I guess you are either new to Yahoo, or a company shill who decided to make an appearance on this thread.
Please explain why your identity is so new and where else you post.......just to prove you are a real investor and not a company paid hypster with stock options and/or consulting contracts with/from Avid.
Brand new identity........and you claim to be a SERIOUS investor who may throw stones.
I read that you've been a paying customer for 9 years now. So, you must be familiar with the track record of Avid during this period.
Fact: on 11/2/1993 (9 years ago) Avid closed at $24.25
Fact: on 11/15/1994 (8 years ago) Avid closed at $42.75
Today, 8 years later it seems you've lost your shirt and are in fact less wealthy. Specifically, you've lost 50% of your prinicpal! Had you invested for the last 8 years in risk-free T-Bills you would be up, 50%!
Now, what makes you think Avid's next 10 years will be better than their last? After all, you've know them on an intimate basis for all of that time.
I consider your opinion important. But if I were you, I'd sell Avid today, not tomorrow.