Ronin 23 & DVS1,
It is great that you were able to meet Sonny @ the Cup and offer your assistance and contacts to him to help bring about positive change and progress to the PI paintball scene....
Having said that, I can only express my hope that the same offer be extended to ALL of the entities and organizations in the PI working to bring paintball to a newer and higher level....
No one entity can do it alone at this time, be it Sonny or the others, but if they choose to work together in conjunction with the contacts you both have, I'm sure PI paintball will grow exponentially.
As for the flaming, I'd suggest you discount them and speak directly with the folks directly involved in trying to raise the awareness of PI paintball....if you have the opportunity to make a return trip back, maximize it..get out and meet them all.
Flaming, as we all know, is usually the product of petty jealousies or pushing of personal agendas, something which many are trying to prevent from hindering the growth of PB in the PI.
Old??...more life experiences to draw upon :)