Your willingness to be open and forthright about this entire odeal is commendable. You were open about it not just to the extent that the media forced on you, but you have been willing to talk about it with the geocaching community and the world on interviews (not the least of which was the Cache-A-Maniacs podcast). This TB is just one more example of your interity and heart for honesty and goodwill.
Am I spreading it on a little thick? I don't think so. There are precious few people who would be willing to do the same as you've done and I think that needs to be recognized.
Mistake made? Sure, but so well recovered!
Thanks for allowing me to discover your TB.