There have been a few people that have posted information that's very valuable to me and I appreciate that - from all of you guys.
EPd, Thierry, you've both been a source of valuable information to regular readers of these forums--thanks to both of you.
Misunderstandings often happen when there is no face-to-face context. From the sidelines, both of you seem very interested in photography as an art, and seem genuinely interested in the truth, even if some errors or misinterpretations may have been made in the past.
In my book, you are both highly credible sources, and offer valuable insights into the industry that is available nowhere else that I know of.
I'm hoping we can put any friction between you behind us.