Ha ha..."I know a guy that's better at chins than Zeb." You gotta love that line....Wait...I think I know him too...LOL
If a trainee has not been doing Chins I agree just about anything will help. Sort of like a new guy lifting weights. he will gain strength doing almost anything. However, if someone has been trying to gain and has had problems they need to train methodically. There are plenty of good programs out there. Naturally, I like mine.
I don't sell a Chin program and I never claimed to be the world champion of Chin-ups. In fact, I claim not to be! But, I have had some succes in this exercise.
I just try to contribute the best information that I can to a great lifting site.
That someone has gained using my methodologies should not offend you. Relax and breath deeply