Well it would appear mputnal might, just might, be seeing the light of day regarding the concept of compensation for a taking. Then he says, "Seriously what do you think the beach is worth?" My answer, EVERYTHING. Any other answer would be disingenuous. The only reason we're having this discussion is because of the beach. The County wants to spend millions on legal fees to take private beachfront property for nothing with no compensation. Why? Because it's the beach. EVERYTHING in our local economy, rightly or wrongly, NOW depends on the beach. Local real estate and management companies depend on the beach. Restaurants depend on the beach. Beach vendors depend on the beach. TDC depends on the beach with their 4% (soon to be 5%) tax. The State of Florida depends on the beach with the added 6% (+ 1% to Walton) sales tax. Walton County Tax Assessor depends on the beach (increased tax collection via enhanced beachfront property values). Walmart and Publix depend on the beach. Hell, even SoWal.com depends on the beach. The list goes on and on and on. BUT all of the above dependencies DO NOT LEGALLY JUSTIFY CUSTOMARY USE one bit, not even a smidgen. Remember the 4 benchmarks? Dave, on the other hand, can't let go of the $400 quiet title nonsense even though he's been properly educated by folks here a lot smarter than me. Assuming his answer is sarcastic (I'm trying to give him the benefit) I would swear he's just trolling now trying to get a rise from people like myself. Dave can't/won't even answer a sincere simple question regarding compensation without terminating his post with yet another "Goodbye". In my very humble opinion, this is NOT the way that the Chairman of Florida Beaches for All should be representing the group and its other members. Again, Dave can leverage his investments for more and more restaurants and net profit and continue to be a master maker and marketeer of more mai tais to the masses. And the more people, the merrier. But when little ole me just wants to be left alone with my little piece of legally recorded private property that we've owned LONG BEFORE all this customary use stuff came up OR to be compensated for our investment / risk, we're painted as ...... well you know. And I'm sick of it. I'm confident that I speak for at least 99% of the beachfront parcel owners who filed motions to intervene and probably a lot more of those who didn't file but are sitting on the sidelines. And that's a lot of good folks with a direct vested interest and not just an opinion.