tedster - 3:23 am on Apr 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
I've cleaned up a lot of personal attack from this thread - clearly a lot of strong feeling. For that reason, I'm locking the thread here and letting the stated positions stand here for information, without the personal fuss.
Just a reminder of the Google Forum Charter [webmasterworld.com], which explains:
Please be...courteous to other members. Posts that are rude, insulting or belittling toward others are not appropriate and will be edited or removed. Discuss the topic, and not other members.
You are welcome to disagree with anyone's ideas. Clearly that makes a more useful discussion for all. Just be professional and businesslike. Harsh personal comments have a way of stopping discussion and preventing others from sharing their ideas -- fearing that they will also be insulted in public.