Can I just start by saying that I have been reading your input, and it's been quite obvious that you are speaking from experience, but making it personal with another member for voicing their own opinion probably doesn't help anyone.
Pretty sure Jg doesn't claim to know everything, or if he does I am certainly not aware of it. He was just expressing his opinion, In fact he makes the point quite clear from what I can see that Salehoo is guilty of some of the same, as I'm sure most of us are aware off.
Actually I'm pretty sure none of us have all the answers, but we do our best to give advice to help out where we can. Might not always be the best advice, but that's why it's important for as many of us as possible to all chip in with an opinion, then the member with the question can make an informed decision based on the opinions offered.
Might not be a perfect system, but if a perfect system exists can somebody fire me a link please?
I'm pretty sure you will find this 'list' is no big secret whether you pay for it, or you get it free. It's nothing that isn't freely available on internet search engines to begin with for anyone interested in doing some research.
Fact is that most people join these types of sites looking for secret distributors that can't be found anywhere else, may as well be looking for chicken teeth, you would have more success!
Good on Wholesalelist101 for making the information free, although if I am not mistaken there also used to be a membership for that site as well.
Feel free to correct me anyone, not 100% sure of my fact with that statement.
I think your point is does Salehoo represent value?
Of course not, is what I would say if you join just to look for suppliers, but there are those that also look to join up with other members to create new opportunities that don't exist, from that point of view......yes, I think the Forum here is one of the best!
People like you and jg assist other members without the experience, and that's a great community vibe that should be encouraged so everyone benefits.
Bottom line, I believe that Salehoo does offer a money back guarantee, so people are free to inquire about that if they think they have been screwed out of their money.
So how is the weather in Singapore today? : )