I come from the days of Datek. But I have been pretty much dissatified since Ameritrade came into the scene, not to mention the jacked-up commission for less than marginal execution speed. Need I even mention that they cannibalized their own Freetrade, to which I happily belonged for short duration, for Izone (again raising the commission for no apparent improvement in service)? Now that TD Waterhouse & Ameritrade scratching each others' back, I wonder how little a slice of the pie is reserved for traders? Is it time to bail out?