It sounds like the first GH Advisors meeting went about as expected. You got the news that things aren't all that great regarding forecasts and opportunity. Then a brainstorming session to talk about it. Isn't this sort of standard for a first meeting? Ideas during the brainstorming would feed several options for development in the model. It probably takes a little time to flesh out these options in the model. These could be discussed at the followup meetings. Would you rather have "this is the way its gonna be" for the first meeting?