Actually this is not solely between Matt, Jim and Habbie. You may think so but I simply disagree.
Matt and Habbie attacked Jim's credibility and thus their own credibility comes into play.
And like it or not their credibility and reputation is dark, shady and filled with many deleted and locked threads.
I brought up an email written by Habbie which was vile down right innapropriate. That is part of his reputation and credibility because he said it. Even though he denies it, it is part of his credibility.
So Matt and Habbie simply cannot attack the credibility of one vendor without opening up their own credibility.
I am sorry you disagree with that and this matter is far from setteled.