Sorry, we are not going to pick up this same conversation here as it led to an argument at Pool Forum. There are two sides to that story and unless we are going to allow both sides to voice an opinion, I don't think it fair to continue with no more than an assumption. Two years is a long time to be gone for any reason and besides, that topic is between Ben (should he ever show back up), the people who did not receive kits or refunds, and to a lesser extent, the moderators. Let's let them keep the discussion over there, where it belongs.
PS - After a re-read, my prior post sounds a bit harsh. PoolSean, I understand you were just offering condolences which, I'm sure, we all share. However, as the posts in the thread at PF indicate, this is still a sore subject for a lot of people, and I don't think it's an appropriate topic for this forum.