Nobody's business, but it doesn't hurt to ask and see if people are working on some interesting things and have some interesting methods.
Sure, I'm right there with you on that. But this situation is quite different, which is why I wrote, "I'm not against a basic good-spirited polling of who people think are good examples of IMA skills for the purpose of choosing an instructor, but that's not really what I see this thread as being. It strikes me as more like choosing who gets to be Star-Bellied Sneeches.". You may not be familiar with Dan's posting history here on RSF or his repeated use of the same phrasing and criteria that he used on this thread's OP on various other forums over the years as a means of bragging about his own abilities and of differentiating himself from everyone else who posts there. This is essentially a canned speech at this point, and especially given his recent explicitly stated intention of excluding those who don't have/understand that level of ability on a suggested private forum here on RSF, it would be grossly intellectually dishonest to assert that his starting of this thread and of the specific questions asked were anything close to a benign, neutral, agenda-free or well-intentioned effort.