So, lets cut to the chase. For the last few months, I have seen a lot of hype about BMT. Let us analyse which one is better - BMT or ET. Vendor Policy On careful analysis, I have concluded that BMT is engaging in sleek marketing trying to lure newbies into buying stuff from the vendors on their site and my humble submission is that BMT is getting paid a cut from all those vendors. ET on the other hand - just charges a subscription rate to its vendors and as far as I can say Baron never promotes any vendor. Big Mike on the other hand can always be seen to recommend this and that vendor. LOL - it is such a giveaway on Big Mike's true intention. My humble submission is that the a big part of business model of Big Mike is geared towards using his forum to sell vendor services. Sometimes directly, sometimes disguised. Very Cheap Indeed! Banning Policy I personally think BMT banning policy is good - however I know a lot of very smart people get banned there - if they attack vendors. In this regard, ET is WAY BETTER. Few months ago, I personally started a 500+ page thread raising questions on "true" underlying business model of a company on ET. That thread generated intense debate and that thread forced that firm to become a sponsor here to counter the (negative) publicity. However, never ever did Baron or anyone else sent me a note saying that I should stop. My Hats off to Baron!!!!!!!! Overall Quality of Posters The quality of posters there is low compared to ET. Their journal section is a total joke. Everyone is trying to make money but noone is profitable. LOL. At least here on ET - we have and had great successful profitable traders - lescor, atticus , acrary, ammo, volente, daal, Cutten, sellindexvol, rallymode and a whole bunch of others. People even with investment bank pedigree post on ET - some notable examples are AmazingIndustry, Rationalize, sle and many others. ET attracts a lot of wannabes and a lot of successful professional traders. BMT on the other hand "mostly" attracts wannabes. More Successful Business Bad boys always win! However, overall - I am sure that from business perspective, BMT makes far more money than ET. Finally something good about BMT I admire the way Big Mike has created his forum software. That guy has come off pretty fast in 3 yrs he has been around the block. Baron, on the other hand is now only catching up with latest in technology. Freedom of Speech For anyone here who thinks BMT is way better, please feel free to post a link of this thread on that site. You will get a stern warning and will be kicked off. LOL. Whereas, if you can find a thread criticizing Baron or ET on another site and post its link here, you will not get banned. Only ET allows freedom of speech. So, newbies and guys starting out in this business, dig through old wisdom on ET threads instead of getting lured through sleek marketing of other forums. ET has much more quality info compared to other forums.