This is a message board like all other message boards. You have folks who are decent and will debate their arguments and you have #$%$ole's as well. I learnt a longtime back only the dumb idiots who don't have half a brain cell will attack anything intelligent presented instead of presenting their points while criticizing. So there is not much one can do but to ignore the fact that there are dumb dingbats even in our congress like you have see playing with peoples lives. Intel has got a lot of good stuff going on but its going to be another year before things catch up and intel can run all of them QCOM, NVDIA, ARMH into the ground and believe me that time frame as per my outlook is around 18 months. In the meantime the DOW will suffer when the QE will be tapering, but it will open a decent entry points everywhere.
I don't think Ashraf will come back to this board and I don't blame him one bit. However, it's good to have some other longs such as Wallis spending some of their time on this board. But it is like a bit of fresh air for us long time frustrated Intel investors who have had to listen to countless attacks by some ultra bear analysts such as Covello, to have someone like Ashraf, Russ, and Michael writing articles for SA. And with Ashraf's deep knowledge of chip stocks, it's good to have him write for Motley Fool also.