Guys, I appreciate everything that's been said in this thread and have done my best to read every comment in it. That said, I and the moderators have to sleep at some point, and given the nature of this discussion I don't want to leave this discussion open all night long unless someone is around to constantly check in on it, which is a lot to ask given the day we've all had. As such, I'm going to lock it in around 45 minutes (midnight PST) and reopen it in the morning when I'm around to actively reply to people's comments and concerns. I think we could all use a breather at this point, so let's ease up on this discussion for the night and come back to it in 10 hours or so.
Oh sure, silence all of us in Europe just waking up. You monster!
Just kidding. You've been a champ today, Mr. Rorie. I don't envy the stress your job entails on a day like this but I do envy your capacity to cope. You deserve a late night snack as a reward!