I like Freestyle and JandC both.
JandC have that "we are a small group working on our passion (analogue photography)" attitude. I really like that. They also have the difficulty of a small group--sometimes running out of stock, sometimes not responding really fast to an email. This is not to say that Freestyle doesn't have the same problems sometimes.
However, Freestyle could learn from JandC's playbook--JandC doesn't typically make an announcement and then leave the forum. They tend to watch the thread and respond. It has only been a day, but I would have expected a response (or more ) by JandC if this were their thread.
I.e. John is a part of the community. That means a lot to me.