To me, Bill seemed to be emblematic of this community. I never had the pleasure of personally meeting him, but I never once saw anyone with anything but good things to say about him. In my own exchanges with him, I could tell that he was incredibly passionate about this hobby and his friends here. Plus, he made a **** good helmet. Such a great craftsman and an all around good person. He helped a lot of people love this hobby as he did and I think that's incredible.