People I know who understand silver...
... Not too many. In my personal everyday life, I only know of one other person, and he is my coin shop/silver supplier.
However, on my facebook page, which I constantly speak about the importance of owning silver (in hand), I only have 2 or 3 who actually own it themselves. I have over 1600 friends on facebook, and this is the only friends who ever agree with me, or respond. That's a sad fact that so few people know so little about it. Not like in China where they encourage their people to invest in silver. It's the same in India (gold & silver) and Saudi Arabia (gold).
But let us understand something here. When people here in this country finally catch on... no... I mean REALLY CATCH ON... the price will make it out of reach for most, and only the rich will be able to afford it. That's a sad fact, and unfortunate one for most.
Just a fraction of one percent who I know understand anything or own any silver.