I'm sorry, but if you pay someone $400 to remove a filter that you screwed on BY HAND, then you also need to purchase a little common sense. This thread is simply ridiculous. I've never heard of anyone having as much of a problem with filters as you. This seems like complete malarkey if you ask me.
I've chatted with the guy. He's on the level. A bit impulsive and foolhardy perhaps but he isnt shining us on. He was pretty excited to order the filter and who hasnt had a new toy turn into a bit of a turd in a punchbowl and overreacted? I'm sure he will return once he finds out what it costs to repair his lens and update us.