There are some makers and dealers who hold very different political (thus ethical) beliefs to my own such that I would not hand them any of my money. I have closed down a bank account for the same reason and try to avoid certain products. I have gotten into it with the owner of BAT a few times on a forum so I would not go near one of their products (fortunately I haven't liked them anyway) and there is a dealer in Florida I wouldn't touch with a barge pole - I am sad that some nice brands are carried by the scum bag and I will avoid those products because I don't want to generate any profit for the guy. If the companies are willing to have him represent their brand then it's one of those things that would make me pause. This may sound somewhat extreme but in the end, there are hundreds of good audio brands out there and I don't want to give my money to people I view as scum.