Had i known that my capacity to edit would end on some time frame i hardly would have left those posts in such condition.
It has become increasingly clear that you guys are not interested in the subject, just mocking me.
This does not motivate me to bother to explore it any further.
Nor does it bode well for my continued participation on this board.
This is a forum.
This thread has received many well considered responses.
That is well and truly a result.
Don't confuse getting served the hard word with any particular malice on anyone's part. That's just part of the game around here.
The more you get people's backs up and diverge from orthodox thought on a given subject, the more you get at least some in the audience going "hmmm...".
Revolutions have started that way, even if the trekbbs boards might not seem the most fertile ground for such at times.
The cheering section for the keen insights of others aren't amongst the most prolific posters on these boards. Seemingly grudging acknowledgment that you may
have a point should be deemed high praise. Just have fun with whatever you get back and remember that an entertainment franchise is in fact at the core of things in this neck of the woods. Many here have put together a somewhat personalized model of how trek tech works as seen on screen, and this tends to be associated with varying degrees of emotional investment (I'm guilty of this - it happens when you grow up with something). Some posts rate as pretty good rorschach test results.
Once again...have fun.