thanks for the comments, all the points are all well taken and in my opinion accurate. For me and others that work at Timber Hill and IB I guess you can say it is a matter of ego. You work hard at something and hate to see a poor review. I can't speak for the chairman but I would imagine I don't think he expects to be number one in the reviews when taking in factors like charting, research etc. However, in areas where the firm excels - speed and cost, that is another story. C'est la vie.