goseahawks-- I myself totally share that concern of being bought out and losing the ability to participate in the company's apparently lucrative future.  But it's out of our hands, isn't it.  It's a constant threat, of unknown probability, that we just have to live  with, or sell our shares.  Worst case, most of us will get some profit from our time with the stock.  Best case, we make a lot.  I try not to worry about things out of my control.