I am an athlete in Hawaii and consume a product called MILA (the World's Healthiest Raw Whole Food.) It has helped my training regime (strength & recovery) as well as noticeable personal health and medical benefits. Product was so powerful I decided to sign up as a distributor although I have never been a fan of mlm, much less signed up w/ one. By trade my background is in investment finance so I did a little due diligence: -Company started Oct. 08. -Product skipped most of USA and landed in Hawaii June '09 from East Coast. -Product kicks off West Coast Summer '10. -Product being introduced to Japan starting this Summer then to other countries. -Herbalife over 2 million distributors. -Amway over 3 million. Robert Kyosaki (Rich Dad Poor Dad) author of The Business of the 21st Century which endorses the MLM business model was asked at what level is it best to join a mlm. His answer was "if you can get in the first 100,000 its a no brainer." As the company reaches the first 20,000 distributor milestone is it safe to assume they have survived the growing pains & should last for the long hau? Any feedback or past experience on timing of early entrance in MLM would be appreciated.