It feels odd for me to respond to this particularly thread; however, I'm doing so to thank Matt for his steadfast support and boosting words. I suspect that we writers and scribblers often wonder if anyone reads what we try to memorialize in words. It is not about "back patting" or "stroking to please" as much is it's about whether or not "connections" are made--connections that count. After all, you readers are the ones who perpetuate and promulgate and pass on the tricks, ideas, and so on... Otherwise, writing exercises (such as the ones I do on the Genii WEbsite)only create rhetorical cul-de-sacs.
RK, being a servant to his own obsessions (as well as to his Genii readership) wants to fill the available space of the domains he controls with "content" his consumers will enjoy and actually use. Otherwise...
...he will fill them will something else.
Being a publisher, especially in magicdom, is sometimes like painting a baroque room in complete darkness.