I could care less about my share ($6) since you choose to attack me like that. If you could read you would see I said to check leaks on the valve itself, since apparently you know how to do that. Let me simplify the answer for you pipe fitter!
Gas line no leak. good! check valve, still leak, not good.
ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION: Yes the gas valve can leak! Must replace cannot fix yourself!
Or in simpler terms to answer your direct question: YES, can it get any better?
What do you want for $12
Check my profile, I've taken my profession to the highest level and won, YOU?