EP is indeed our home, and should remain so, but that doesn't mean it can't be changed/improved. One problem no-one seems to be addressing is that EP is in many areas getting gradually more and more run down. The paint applied by brilliant volunteers soon won't be enough: the Railway end is already effectively out of action (except as a giant billboard and source of recycled seats). Stockport Council, who bought the ground very cheaply, said at the time it would be at no cost to the ratepayers, and also (I seem to remember) that they wouldn't be picking up the tab for any maintenance. So if the ground isn't seen by them as a LIABILITY, is it too much to hope they may soon come to see it as a real (if slightly crumbling) CIVIC ASSET? A phased programme to re-roof the Main and Pop Side stands, together with a basic roof on the Railway end (and maybe some safe standing areas!?) would be significant improvements, which will become ever more urgent if crowds continue to grow as we climb the leagues. I appreciate this would mean a higher rent would be necessary, but the club itself doesn't seem to have the finances to simply buy EP back, let alone refurbish it... while the council is (rightly) ploughing many millions into massive redevelopment of the town centre, including preserving "heritage" areas. Unless something is done, and soon, I'm afraid EP will slip from its present status as one of the few iconic old-style grounds, which fans (of other clubs, too) enjoy visiting, to a shabby, very uncomfortable shadow of its former self. And that's definitely NOT a good thing!