Really nice post! I appreciate these kind of grateful posts that helps us remember why we love the whole RED Team (apart from the cameras they make and their awesome customer service).
Five years ago, I was assisting in a music video in England when the director told me about this crazy man from Oakley who was making an impossible camera that would shoot 4K. I thought that was nuts and would be really expensive. One year later, frustrated about the digital technology and the "elitists" prices to shoot film in Spain I was looking for a camera that gave me the quality and the feel that film supplied. That's when I remember the story that director told me. I googled for it and, finally, I found a web (red.com) and a little trailer (Crossing the Line) and I felt dizzy with emotion. I went to the store page... and it was really affordable!!! I almost fainted out!
Then I logged into Reduser.net to find more and fell in love with these community. A couple of months later I placed an order for my beloved RED ONE (which is still with me) and, eight months later, it arrived and my career and dreams became true!
I know you guys at RED hear this a lot, but I'm one of those grateful people to whom you returned the joy for creating images. Never stopped since. So a big thank you to all of you involved in this venture, the ones we know most and the ones we almost hear of. Big kudos and thanks!