hahaha... you guys are nuts! (in a good way!)
its strange... to me, this AE stuff is super easy. but last night i tried that object pinning Tyson was talking about for Max, and its the same thing - he makes it sound so easy, and i'm just perplexed! I mean, i got it to work, but it drifted and i didn't know how to fix it, it only works in a certain viewport... i couldn't see how it could easily be used in a production shot.
maybe for my next tracking tutorial i'll deal with what to do when the feature you're tracking goes out of frame and comes back in (or doesn't come back at all!). the AE tracker has some pretty cool little features that are dependant on where you click on the tracker box (i know, sounds strange, but its true), and its really good, helpful information.