Ken thanks for being open with your dislikes about this hobby. As a newer modeler I had kind of fiqured it is as you describe. I went to my first car show last month and brought my son,his friend and my two nephews. The weather was terrible(online Goodguys advertised rain or shine) and after a 2 hour drive in the rain we got there and were told it was closing in a hour and we can come in full price. Then to the make it take it table I bring 4 young men (5,6,9,11). When the lady running the table found my brother in law putting his sons(5,6) models in his bag to build at home she treated us like criminals. Granted I just spent 70$ to look at a handful of cars for a hour in the rain. We were willing to give are all to this life and we were spit on like they don't want us.