I remember when L&A first came out and I thought great finally a mag that would talk about cruising from a real perspective. Boy was I disappointed over time, it became all about swagger and image not about what real cruising was like, then it became all about the refit and new boats, then sold the boat and swore a $!MM boat was not them, oops two issues later, building a new Shannon. I too have met Bob and a couple of shows, and it became clear to me it's all about Bob, his mag and the business. Go figure he's just another capitalist at heart. I just can't get excited about what the mag and his lifestyle represents. It's not about clean wake, leave things better than you found them etc.
BTW I did hear something is not great with his wife and obviously as an individual I wish them nothing but the best in terms of health etc.