First, my condolences for your loss.
Second, I'm going to relate your Solo Tent thread to the numerous "stop charging for gear swap" threads, which I'm sure you're well aware of.
This kind of interaction and your presence is very powerful and positive on BPL, and very welcomed.
These types of discussions get many good, quick responses that are dense with information instead of long, meandering threads that have sparse snippets of juicy info (not that I don't like those kind either!) There's a lot to be learned on that thread and already in a short amount of time.
Good to see you on the boards, and Merry Christmas!