tcsm – if you think the site is too guruish you’re not forced to participate.
I don’t really get the point of your post… As for Vern’s talk of intellectual incest… first it should be noted that while at times they (Dan and Vern) disagree they are very good friends.
Lastly, I have used many, many ideas from Dan (and Boo, and Loren, and Tony Wells, and Coach Tellez, et al) over the years. Most of what I do, most of what I subscribe to can find it’s genesis there. If that bothers you… oh well.