It's not his home DIY ability that annoys people. It's his "I know it all, you know nothing" attitude he conveys that upsets people. He often gets things wrong, nothing wrong with that, he is human, we all do, but you can't tell him. He believes his own press too much. Maybe if you had been a member for longer you would have seen this.
I have been visiting this site since around 05 and have done a lote of reading before I joined the forum last year.
I do know how he is but you have to know him in person to really see how he is and believe me he really knows alfas (not so much the 159 from what I heard from him) inside and out.
What I notice in this forum is when someone (who ever) posts something to try to help someone with a problem and get it wrong is very common to start a small war between the experts in the forum.
Not to long ago Sears was banned (for what ever reason).
Now Smaky got a suspension for 3 months for giving an opinion/price.
I wonder if it will be a good idea to create a section only for professionals a leave this main one just for ppl like me and Smaky and many other that know their way with alfas and like/love to help.
This life is to short for this.....
About his work from home with Alfas, Did someone ever asked him were his background/knowledge with Alfas came from ?