I have 25 hides. As a CO it's frustrating for me to spend a lot of time, money, and effort into coming up with a unique hide that is challenging and difficult to find, and then have geocachers say it isn't there because they couldn't find it in a five minute C&D. I have this one hide, GC2NXJ4, that is in a small patch of woods between an office building and the Washington DC Capital Beltway. There is a small graveyard in the woods with a grave belonging to a wealthy landowner who fought in the American Revolution. The cache itself is a bison tube that was covered with camo duct tape and then wired to a tree branch using green floral wire. There are powerlines overhead that cause GC to bounce a lot. Based on the size and camo of the container, and the bounce from the power lines, I gave it a difficulty 3. It's got about as many finds as it has DNF's so 3 is about right for the difficulty. This one geocacher posted a note on it yesterday saying "Went yesterday and could not find it. Went out today and replaced the container!!! Woooo Hoooo!!! Cache on ladies and gentlemen!!" WTH? Looking at his profile, this user has over 500 finds but only 380 "physical caches" with a container to find and only 13 that are a 3 difficulty or higher. He has 370+ that are a 1 or 2 difficulty and only 28 that are a 2.5. So this guy goes out and grabs the easy ones and has done a bunch of virtuals. To me it seems incredibly arrogant to assume that if you can't find a cache after a few minutes of searching that it obviously isn't there. And to place a new container without talking to the CO first? That's just crazy. I temporarily disabled the cache so I can go verify that it is indeed still wired to the tree branch and so I can remove the container he left behind. Not all caches are tupperware laying under a pile of sticks! Sorry, I'm done my rant now. I just had to get that off my chest.