Dan, I really didn't mean to be disrespectful. But those companies really do get insane amounts of insane requests. In the end they must stick to the business end of things.
Yes I love Leica equipment but I'm also fully aware that I could come up with the same results with just any camera, in the end.
I'm sad for the outcome ypu had with Leica but I guess it could have been expected, to some extent.