I am wondering whether Goldman is using this delay as a tactical maneuver to rebid the offer at a lower price. All parties with money on the line have gotten a taste of what their shares are worth without the buyout. If no one steps forward to make another offer, Goldman could say, "We really like the company, but, as is obvious by the lack of alternative offers, we think that current conditions in the financial marketplace make our offer of 22.50 unrealistic". They could then make a bid several dollars below the original and the company, I think, would still bite. I would. Good luck to us all.