The big fish have their own agenda... and they always use other "investors" money to do it. That's what "fund" companies are all about.  

I don't think they would waste too much time here because we are independent investors.

Although it would be nice to get paid for this... if we don't share ideas with each other who are we going to share them with? Are we not interested in the same thing? If someone want's to bash let them bash... as long as they don't get personal about it. If (and once) the company proves itself there will be no reason to bash.