LightStar's website: http://www.wincustomizing.com/
Now, I personally like Lightstar. However, for years, he has straddled the fence between WinCustomize and anything/anyone that competes with it. First it was TGT Soft and now it's The Skins Factory. I don't begrudge him doing that but it certainly would keep him from being a Master.
Someone who is a Master should be someone who has made WinCustomize their home or, at the very least, hasn't set up competing sites that use domain names that are nearly the same in order to sell competing products.
Brad, I am a little upset now. I told you about opening that domain before I opened it, and your response was "It is not a domain name that matters, it is what is on the site..." or something close to that, so I did not think you really cared. I doubt seriously if the new site I opened only a couple of weeks ago will ever amount to anything, I am basically testing the waters and it probably will not stay live any way. It was never intended to be competition for Wincustomize, and your bringing it up here is callous. My main site is http://www.lightstar1.com/, not the new site, and you know that.
As far as supporting other products, I support ALL forms of desktop customization, and ALL companies providing services in those areas. I sell Hyperdesk themes, Windowblinds skins and still a few .msstyles which I am going away from. I only design Windowblinds skins now, but I support ALL others. If doing this prevents me from getting the title of "Master" on Wincustomize, then so be it. After all, it's only a title and I can never sell any skins on this site anyway.
I support this site and all skinning sites, regardless of whether they promote visual styles (.msstyles) or Windowblinds, and will continue to do so no matter what. You can keep your "Master" status, I don't care.
I host and maintain five websites, including two sites for vStyler himself, and I ask for nothing in return. I run Google Ad's on them and Stardock stores for him to provide him and his family with some form of income, albeit small. I run and manage his sales areas and "take care of business" for him. So I guess he got a little upset when I kept getting passed over every month, and now I know why.
Just so you know, I was surprised when vStyler told me he posted those initial comments here, I even asked him to edit them and take them off. I guess he had his reasons as stated above though.
It is really sad that I am forced to respond this way, my comments on this site have almost always been positive or constructive. I had no idea I needed to be solely a Stardock and Wincustomize supporter and forget everything else, which is a concept I find quite disturbing now, but evidently you do not.