John - I appreciate your sense of responsibility. Lord knows it's a rarity in the business. However, I believe you're wrong about the general concensus about ecdy being bad. A simple poll of the postings here will validate that. As well, it's ok to be wrong once in a while. The posters here believe ecdy is worthwhile (most, anyway). We simply ask that our opinions aren't dismissed in an arrogant fashion. I can get that on the AST website.