While I don't know him personally, the fact is though that his company's service is top notch, and gives me exactly what I need for photo hosting.
He also uses SmugMug's success to finance ADVrider.com for hundreds of thousands of riders to use for free and without ads.
There's no other bike forum with as many active members like ADV you can use for free without restriction or ads. He's done quite a bit for the motorcycle community and I'm happy to pay him for Smugmug. Heck, here on MOA we pay, and still gets ads plus our personal info hacked off the servers....
He's does things right plus with good taste, and is OK by me.
Very nice post dwyandell, I agree completely.