Mark hasn't been seen since the big controversy over Windows 8 and his Pro stance on it. I think things got a bit out of hand and maybe Mark was made to feel badly about us because of it.
Note, this is only my suspicion of what happened. I am in no way saying that I know any more than you do.
Doc has it right, email him. He is sorely missed here. [e digicons]-_-[/e]