I would love to become an official vendor but understand that it takes time. As vendors its important that we prove to be worthy of the vendor status because it is a reflection of this site. As long as the "on-official" vendors continue to contribute what they can and offer help and service along with quality products to forum members we are all winning. There are several unofficial vendors that I am sure will become official before long, until then I think I speak for many of them by just being grateful we have a place like this to advertise for free and sell products without all the red tape.
Billy@ Brute Force and I have had this conversation before and I know he feels the same. I am sure he is on a short list to becoming an official vendor, he certainly has earned it with amazing quality, service and pricing.