Look, just my .02
I have learned so much on this forum especially the last couple of years since I actually joined-and a lot of what I learned was from our vendors who have "been there, done that"...
The awesome thing about many of the guys here is that they are not just hawking products for us to buy. Many-no make that MOST of them actually purchase and use the very products that they are trying to sell to us. Yes I said purchase-in most cases unless they are representing the actual manufacturer themselves they have to buy the products to put on their own cars that they have blood, sweat, and tears invested in.
The other thing that I like is that, for the most part, they know each other and generally play nice together. Is that always the case? No, there have been examples when things get a little tense between the vendors but for the most part they try hard to keep the competition civil.
SO although I do snicker every once in a while at a post that sounds more like a NASCAR driver interview at the end of a race, I have absolutely zero issue with the level of involvement by any of the vendors that sponsor this site.
For various reasons I have had to keep the 2012 Mustang stock, the biggest of which is that it truly is not my car but my wife's. Although I drive it pretty much everyday that I work, that is only because wifey loves me very much (I still wonder why, but I digress) and allows me to do that. She loves the car the way it is, so stock it stays.
The 2014 has no such restrictions and as such I have some small simple plans for it to start and after those are finished, I may decide to allow the mod bug to carry me further down that road. And if I do, I am glad to know we have some vendors who will chime in on the discussions that we will certainly have when that time comes