I haven't been following DC for as long as some, but since the early 90's I've been a fan. Most of my college buddies and I are huge fans, and have been for a while. I still have most of his early stuff on VHS. Before the show, DC was kind of 'our' thing, and now everyone is following him. I'm the same with the face paint as well. I have painted my face for every duck hunt since the early 90's. I admit that Phil taught me the merits of it, but I did it way before it was the cool thing to do. I travel all over North America, and for the last two years, Duck Dynasty is the number one topic of conversation when people see I am from LA. I love Phil, and will always be a loyal fan. It just sucks that 'our' secret is out, and 'our' little click is now full of a bunch of followers that think it is funny, but have no idea how much that man has taught many of us about duck hunting.