For the record Tex, if you check all the posts in this discussion...and re-read them carefully...I think you will find that I am not the one pushing our disagreements.
As an example, my last posting was a response to Gary...*addressed* to Gary...and you responded *twice*! Both times taking issue with my remarks. I've got no problem with that. But you seem to.
What's more, Tex, if you read my posts, going back literally to the beginning of the Forum, you'll see that I have a tendency (a closely held desire, if nothing else) to express what *I* think...what *my* reservations are--and as time has gone by, I think...I *hope*... I've gotten better at doing just exactly that.
I don't question your work or your observations...as you do mine...I speak almost exclusively from the first person. In other words, I talk about my experiences and my observations and not about whether someone else is doing it right or wrong. If someone asks me....and I have been asked many times...to critique their work, I *never* do it. Instead, if I think I can help a person to see something in a little different light, I talk about what *I* like to see in a boot--with little or no, or only incidental, reference to their own work. If they can learn something from that, fine. If they can't, then they weren't really asking to learn, were they?...just fishing for compliments. And I know all about fishing...I'm a fisherman.
Sometimes my opinions and my observations differ from what you've experienced. I've got no problem with that ...or with you. In the end, there may simply be no way to resolve the issue. Nor is it reasonable to expect that there would be. There's no way to determine who's right or "wrong"...assuming you have an all-consuming need to make that determination. I don't. It's just music...point/counterpoint.
On the other hand, this forum speaks to many more people than Tex or DW. I speak to (and very occasionally for) them as much or more than I speak to you. If what I say strikes a cord, if it resonates....if they have the drive to "control" a particular process or technique as closely as I do; if they have experienced some of the same problems; observed some of the same results, and asked some of the same questions...then sometimes sharing my experiences and sharing my opinions and sharing my responses to such problems will make sense to them...and that's all I'm after.
After 40 years of doing things one way, you may very well be able to inseam straight....or you may simply need a better definition of "straight." There's no way to know. So that's not the issue with me. I'm not calling into question whether you can or cannot. I'm simply saying that I've done it three or four ways (long enough to get good at doing it each way) and, in my opinion, this particular technique addresses the problems that I see better than any other. Take it or leave it. It's another approach, another idea to contemplate while you're inseaming or in those restless hours before sleep steals up on you--suitable for some, beside the point for others. Why it bothers you, is beyond me.
Lastly (although I've said this to you before), I think I should point out that my position vis-a-vis this forum is unique. The Colloquy is like a cocktail party. I'm the host. My job is to circulate, make folks feel welcome, encourage conversation--even interjecting a little controversy now and again, if that's what it takes--make sure everyone has access to refreshments, keep my temper even when attacked (not something I do naturally--I've had to grow into the job of moderator) and to clean up when everyone else goes home. Because of that, I'm here. I'm gonna be here. And I very well may be the first and last (and sometimes the *only*) response anyone gets to their conversational gambits (posts).
Have you tried the canapes?