I wrote the following message to MF and received what I think was an AI-generated response suggesting I post comments and feedback on the Community boards. Okay. Here it is.
There are MANY things I admire about the MF. I will probably still continue to enjoy listening to some of the podcasts, reading articles, etc. but I’ve made up my mind (for now) about leaving the paid subscription service. The main reason is that I know my strengths and weaknesses and I’m quite certain that Warren Buffet’s advice for his estate is also the best for me. I have little interest in trying to pick individual stocks and would prefer instead just to own them all.
There IS one more thing I’ve often wanted to say to anyone at MF who might listen. It is also partially responsible (but not the main reason) for not wanting to continue with your service. I hate all the marketing come-ons. If I had a dime for every “This is your last chance”, “We’re packing up and leaving”, “Can I be frank”, “Final Reminder”, etc. email that I’ve received over the past 5 years, I’m pretty sure I’d have as much money as I made investing with stock picks from your service. IF your record is so great, let it speak for yourself. Those obviously disingenuous marketing taglines also make one skeptical of everything else the company puts out. I’ve often felt there is a real disconnect between David Gardner’s vision and tone and the one we get from the marketing department. Frankly, the marketing is a real turn-off. And I know I am not alone when I say that. Just wanted to share my views on that.
Good luck to you all.