I dont drop in to this forum much anymore as it has become obvious what a winners positive attitude can backfire and that a lot of what has become accepted as written in stone around here by the "winners brigade" has come to a very.....painful reality. As being one of the long time "negative bias posters" it seems now quite imbedded into this forum that long held philosophies are crashing down all over the joint. So I am wondering what have people learned from all this?. I had sold a few properties myself, after the first boom thinking that was it, then it went again and I thought here I go again, bailed out too early but no now I am very glad I got out when I did. I think more than anything you need an escape route and to really think about worst case scenarios. What do the long time "positive bias posters" say now, that it is different this time or are there still some out there that hold the belief that the time to buy is when the market tanks in ready for the big upswing?, just like history had proven?, anyone at all who is putting thier money where their mouth is?.