Trainman... our day is finally here. LOL. Ok so we need a couple more months I guess.
I don't think they will do another RSS. They have mentioned many times they want to support and reward the shareholder... because they pounded us badly... I don't think they will change course. Look for a div increase as soon as possible/allowed.
It does not change your basis. If you sold the day after the split you would have the same loss you do now. RS doesn't change that. Please see your accountant.