Well first of all, let me reiterate that I said Advanced+ and Advanced - I did not specifically state it had to remain in the "top" position. To say it once more, all I was trying to get across was that I would want Norton to remain a solid product with decent performance in multiple aspects for several years before I would recommend it. I would not recommend it based on being a top performer for one or two years since it has been horrible for so long. That is all I was trying to state. And lastly, My point exactly. Recommending what is best for the year (or sadly even half-year) is almost never going to be the same for two years straight; therefore, I refuse to do it. I recommend blacklist-based products that prove themselves over time and I would rather have a product that is rated only Advanced but earns that consistently, rather than a product that manages an Advanced+ one year, then swoops down to Standard the next. Additionally, I want a product I can rest assured is under rigorous, proactive development with above average customer support. For my personal use, I place much more confidence in white-listing security measures.