I had a huge bill this year that I think was as much Yamaha's fault as mine. Being fans of racing I think a lot of us are our own worst enemies. I think the hero worship blindly empties our pockets. I love watching Rossi hang it out and he has the biggest balls on the planet. Do you think when we are out on the trail we don't think we are as awesome as Bob Hannah and Damon Bradshaw! I guess the elite racing does make the bikes that we buy awesome, and a huge bill aside,the bike is great. I'd like to know how much Rossi makes? Chad Reed makes? and a Barry Hawk (or Jason Raines make) I'll bet Hawk and Raines can't touch the other two in earnings but the riding they do probably helps our dirt bikes the most. Anyway, Rossi made me feel a bit better about Yamaha (even though he would win on just about anything). So since some of my money made Rossi's championship a reality, I am going to share in it with him. The dude is awesome (although Sete didn't tak it too good). I'll guess Rossi makes 10 million, Reed 4 million and the GNCC stars, I have no idea. Big Blue rules again!