I have seen people with mental illness and personality disorders; some of them are hyper-creative, like DH. I don't believe he's a scam artist but a man who cannot focus on his responsibilities. Is that a fault? Yes, but I believe he has a condition that has brought him to this juncture and as someone above said, the status quo probably preys on his mind all the time. Pfff....not sure how I'd have handled waiting 12 years on a bass but I hope the guy comes good. Hope, as we know, is sometimes all a person has.