This is my first post and I have a black and white agenda. I CAN'T STAND ECHOTRADE. I think I trust Bill Clinton more than I do EchoTrade. What they promised, they did not deliver and the headaches I've endured as a result have created more resentment in me than I knew was possible. I won't go into details for various reasons, probably similar to the reasons RTharp doesn't discuss why he left them. I think their service sucks. They take forever to respond to voice mails and emails. How can you keep someone that nets you thousands of $$$ a month waiting 3-5 days for a response? I think Sterling is an unreliable piece of vanilla beta-ware that needs a 6-12 months more refinement. Bring on the pro-Echo crap in response to this. I don't care. I'm outta there for a firm I can respect. What is important is that people know that the Echo pasture aint all green...the truth is it's littered with cow cookies.