Your life must be very sad not being able to trust anyone.
Well, all this story at least made me remember why I had forgotten my account on neo-geo.com.
I tried to post and explain my point of view politely there, here is what I got:
"@CIB, I'll give you the TL;DR version of what Geddon said.
Shut the fuck up already about this tired ass dead horse."
I understand you being very sad, as a SNK fan, that neo-geo is again being talked about here.
Maybe you don't give a shit about the sales figure but... it does actually interest some people.
As for the NGH numbers, why would he do that if he doesn't want to ? It's the exact same shit with the court stuff. The guy knows he's right (and retro PROVED that by downloading the court paper), everybody says he's a liar. But he doesn't give a shit about what people think and does not give you what you want. I really don't see the problem.
Every time a prototype is being released, it's value dramatically drops.
Of course, as you said, the proto remains a one-of-a-kind and still is worth good money, but never as much as before the release.