haha, yeah even though i'd already downloaded it and they filmed it on Tuesday, i still feel completely responsible for it being in there, cos i opened my big mouth. If its something decent i'll chip in, but when i see the stuff people send in im always torn between whether i think things like booze, sweets etc are pointless or better than something like a statue or a poster. Org based items seems like a 'we made one extra to send to you' or we're so important this should mean something to you. Thats cool with something like a patch where you can make tons for cheap, when its statues/awards it seems a bit odd in a way. Booze etc feels more like a thank you gift, something for them to enjoy unlike an award, but then once its gone its kinda forgotten. I dunno, im sure they appreciate everything, whether its simply the thought & effort, the fact that its from their fanbase and possibly a memento of this whole process, but then given all the items sent, some stuff will be kept but the inevitable is most will be binned (isnt everything?) but at least it'll act as a reminder till then, compared to perishables. I also think while gifts are nice, the vast majority have the gift of employment, working on something they enjoy, without a publisher meddling and possibly pulling the plug, and contributing to the funding allows more people to work on the project and for longer. Its a bit like they said on WMH last night, its something they enjoy doing and not like they need holidays more than anyone else would.