While I have only had time to skim over this thread and was only alerted to it by a fellow board member, the call for britt59/Gabe/Evolution Props to be banned seems a bit extreme. He is still here on the board, he is still responding to inquiries and accusations. He hasn't simply vanished.
While I am not going to defend Gabe specificially, something I think needs to be stated anew for ANY transactions you have on the internet is "caveat emptor." The internet is not Wal-Mart. Internet transactions often are not handled professionally, don't have a customer service department and have very loose return policies if any at all. I don't know how it is in other hobbies, but I can tell you this without a doubt. If you ever become a seller or maker of props... every bad thing in the world will happen to you. You will lose you job. Your wife will leave you. You dog will run away. Your car will break down. Your paypal account will be hacked. You will become chronically ill. Apparently the wold hates those who produce items for others and will throw everything at you, including the kitchen sink to stop you from getting those items to your customers on time. Now, whether these issues are real or imagined, buyers just need to know in advance, the minute you buy something from someone, all of the things listed above are going to happen to the seller you just paid and more than likely if they tell you 5 days it is going to be 5 months, and if they tell you 5 months, you will likely die before you see the product. There are exceptions to this rule, but generally speaking this is what happens and you just need to know and accept it going in. If you can't accept this fact of internet trading, you shouldn't buy on the internet. While all of this is said somewhat facetiously, on the whole, there is some truth to it.
So, in regard to Gabe, for those calling for a ban, it just isn't going to happen at the moment, not as long as he is still here and making an effort to make his issues right or at least defend why he is doing what he is doing. If you don't like the quality of his products or his shipping or he returns policy, you are welcome to say so and DON'T BUY FROM HIM. However, to imply the guy is some type of scam artist seems a little over the top.