I agree with your statement. However, I would much rather ride with the Fines than Hugh Hefner at Playboy or the Dolan's at Cable Vision Systems and many, many others. At least with the Fines you can believe they won't steal every last penny.
Actually, I have chosen to ride along with the best, Mr. Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway. He has set a very high standard about how a company should treat its shareholders and now I am spoiled.