I suppose I have a vested interest as a user of the Taurus, and because my experience with the company has been positive - yet I've never dealt with the WorlWide Wholesale folks before. That said, I really don't know how this type of discussion benefits us end users here at HeadFi. We buy the product, or don't buy it, based on factors such as sound quality, appearance/build quality, and customer service. How the company deals with internal conflict or distributor issues doesn't really seem like it should be our concern.
Obviously we don't know the whole story - user Norway posted that it was a rumor but he had "solid sources". Is that the kind of discussion we want around here? Someone else could easily come here and claim to have heard the exact opposite, and we'd have no way of discerning fact from fiction. Auralic or the distributor could make their own account here and try to poison the well with misinformation and we'd have no way of knowing who was who.
I'm not saying we shouldn't question any companies or any distributors. When the end user gets screwed for some reason, we should be all over the guilty party until they change their ways and make it right. But that's not what we have here. So far we've got an obvious conflict, a parting of ways, and a really hazy rumor about what happened. Is that worth bothering with? If Auralic has a falling out with the janitorial service who cleans their facilities, do I need to know about that as well? Where does it end? No, for me, I think the best course of action is to stay out of that type of "he said, she said" discussion. And I think this forum would be better for it as well.