You see, Timothy, it should be obvious to all rugdumb is so infested with mis-and-dis-information, greed, stupidity, and in general a massive amount of nonsense it totally negates your position vis-a-vis what RK writes.
This is the reason the historic carpet and carpet collecting are about as low on the art totem pole as can possibly be.
Also there are, in the final analysis, very few really great carpets. Most, in fact almost all, are at best craft and at worst just ordinary commercial goods masquaraded by all concerned as 'art'.
How long have you been an interested party?
From what you write RK would have to guess not very long. Or if we are wrong, and you have been at this for many years, then obviously you are just another stupid icoc, gullible that rag hali magazine follower, kool-aid drinking, happy face.
Criticizing the messenger instead of working to remedy the subject of the message is unfortunately where you and many others are situated.
So instead of shoveling your insults at RK, go pick up that shovel and start to clear a true path through the bullshit that rugdumb is now mired in.
And RK can well assure you we have no envy of anyone else involved in the rug world, their knowledge, their collections, nor their supposed manly or pseudo-manly probably viagra enhanced attributes.
RK, you must really suffer from a small penis syndrome. With the massive amount of negativity you show towards rugs (excepting the handful of pieces which you, and only you peddle as being the best in the world) -- the hatred towards people who sell and buy them, I wonder why you don't choose another profession!