FVB isn't a stagnant bank. It has continually bested it's earnings each quarter compared on a year to year basis. It's stock has performed much better than most banks because of the mergers in VA. Dividends I have to say, suck, but who is in stock for the dividends anyway. FVB has been selling a lot of branches in the Frederick, Gaithersburg area and purchasing branches in the North Salisbury and Ocean City areas. FVB does have a strong market share in Maryland, but not nearly as good as Crestar had. That spoken, BB&T would have to purchase a sizeable bank in the Baltimore region as well as purchasing FVB. Let's face it, there aren't too many banks the size of FVB left. It's the only big bank left in VA. FVB has a huge presence in Southwest VA where they are #1 in market share. This would keep other aquirers from being interested in BB&T if they purchased FVB. Case being, who the hell else wants to be in the coal mining towns. I've been there, I know. NB, FTU, pulled out and only have a few branches left down there. Damn it buy FVB at whatever price they want. Don't let this one go, there aren't too many left!