By coincidence, today being one of those days that I have too much free time and got caught up on some of the sites that I occasionally read, I was alerted to a current feud that Qfit (Norm Wattenberger) is engaged with....I don't know....I guess an online blackjack personality via youtube....Michel Morgenstern. Ironically I came across this feud by reading Norm's own site. Now let me say up front that I don't know Michael Morgenstern, although I have seen a couple of his youtube videos where he claims to make pretty large sums of money as a blackjack card counter. I haven't looked into his claims, and in no way am vouching for him. As a matter of fact, my initial thoughts were very skeptical of most of what he claimed on different video, some of which he just happened to have upwards of $120K in bills stacked in front of him....(yeah that kind of thing). So although I didn't bother to look into the specifics, my first impression was some kind of marketing ploy type thing. So here's how this story becomes relatable. At some point in recent days, Michael Morgenstern joined and posted at Norm' site and to no surprise was not received very well. Had I been a member of the site at that time, I probably would have joined those members in their skepticism. So after that unwelcome appearance at Norm's site, I guess Michael Morgenstern had some negative things to say about Norm and Norm's site and boom....a feud was born. It's always an identical M.O. with Norm....anyone who has a negative opinion or thought about Norm or his site or in my case....one of his members, comes under attack by Norm. He tries to eliminate any negative opinion or thoughts that bear his name or site/products name (Qfit). I guess it's a protecting the brand thing. Say anything negative of his brand, which might effect software sales and you are under attack. I have thought about this before, but this youtube video that I have linked below kind of really shines a light on just what Norm is and is about. At about the 3:20 point of the video, this Michael Morgenstern, on what Norm is REALLY about, when he shows Norm's website with all of his marketing software products, books, videos ranging from $85 to hundreds of dollars for the complete software products. Michael Morgenstern even points out the monthly fee that Norm charges for a membership to his site. When you really stop and look at all that merchandising, you realize Norm Wattenberger (Qfit) isn't this great guy trying to give back to the blackjack community as he claims. It is all about business....all about merchandising....making a buck off the community that he tells you he cares about so much. And THAT explains his actions. All the feuds. All the attacks of anyone with any kind of negative thought of him or his products. The banning of anyone who has any kind of opinion that might effect sales. The trolling of those, like myself to other sites and using whatever tactics necessary to get other site administrators to silence them. All the threats of so many people with lawsuits and complaints filed. It all makes sense now. I actually feel a little foolish for not understanding what this was all about. Honestly, I have been perplexed as to why I was run out of the Blackjack AP community, by this guy, to the point of trolling me to other sites, just because I had an unfavorable opinion of something (or in my case...someone) related to his site. And I was equally perplexed as to why this respected math guy would defend things he KNEW where not true. I guess I am the naïve one. I just never realized it was just about the almighty dollar. But then again, Norm Wattenberger chose a career as a wall street banker.