Well done. Well done indeed. Probably the best article I have read in my short magicial lifetime that sums up my thoughts so well. I see so many "senior" magicians (by senior, I mean people who have been in the craft longer than I've been alive), telling people what's right and wrong. You need to learn THIS way, not THAT way, you shouldn't watch him, you should watch HIM. I get really frustrated when I see so many people who think there is only one way, only one "proper" (in their minds) way to do anything. If the guy who picks up my garbage can teach me a double lift, I'll listen to him.
I had the extreme pleasure to see Mr. Burger lecture and his article is dead on what he taught us at the lecture. Magic has many "rooms" as he taught us, and so he says again in the article. This is a man of magic integrity and my top hat goes off to him. It's nice to see someone not full of hypocracy speak about magic.
Hypocracy, just as in the case with the comments about the "bikers". It's apparently fine with the owner of that comment to say you can't group people together, and then turn right around and group people together in something outside of magic.
More power to you Mr. Burger and please keep up the excellent articles.