Well, PR and marketing have always been Stardock's Achilles heel. You guys have GREAT products (I am paying for virtually everything you make these days), but Brad tends to do all the PR himself, via grass roots article posts on sites like Neowin.net, etc. Their limited effectiveness contributes to the pervading sense that Stardock will never rise above a niche player, but the REALLY big issue here is that Brad is doing the grass roots posts AND then engages in these childish "my tiny little software company is bigger than your even tinier little software company" flame threads. Having the same person covering both of these communication avenues really really makes both the company and its executive management look very small and unfortunately rather petty.
Don't worry. I can assure you that I am a small and petty man.
I think the mistake you make is in assuming that my professional objectives are the same as what you think my professional objectives should be.
I don't care what the CEO of Adobe would do or not because my goal is not to be the CEO of Adobe.
On the contrary, my personal and professional objectives are identical: I want to be able to do what I want to do. Period.
Incidentally, I don't do PR for Stardock. Forum posts and such do not constitute PR. One does not build a $20M company through sales of products and services to people who find out about said products and services reading forum posts.
So to conclude: I agree with everything you said with regards to how my posts and articles have potentially negative effects on the perception of me and Stardock. I just don't care.