Dave, I had the pleasure to meet up with Shane Welch when I attended HomebrewCon in Portland (2018). My wife and I met him for a few beers and dinner at a Portland craft beer bar/restaurant. He was a very nice person and I greatly enjoyed meeting him in person and discussing a myriad of topics. He is a very intelligent person and very well versed on a number of topics (i.e., not just beer). Just like you over the years I have 'jousted' with Shane on the topics you mentioned (and others) but throughout he was always a gentleman in our discussions and I always felt like he listened. One of the topics I discussed numerous times was that Sixpoint should have a canned on date and while it took a few years of 'debate' he did eventually put the canned on dates on the bottom of the cans (along with a best by date). I too have experienced quality issues with Sixpoint beers (principally on the beers being produced at The Lion Brewery). In private e-mail discussions, over a period of a few years, I consistently lobbied to Shane that he needed to make a change here. Again, it took a while but he did change production from the Lion to having the beers produced at a City Brewing in Memphis, TN. And the quality of those beers was much improved IMO. I wish Shane well in whatever it is that he is doing now. Cheers!