"What I would like to see is Dave address some of the points I've made. This isn't the first time he's made a general response, and essentially avoided the points I've made."
MicroDigital's response was to the article Chris wrote, so it seems curious to insinuate that they were 'avoiding' the points that you made (in the Comments?). They may even be reading with the Comments section turned off. I've always found MicroDigital to be very helpful by phone, but if you don't want to ring them, then perhaps you could write an article for Drobe, setting out the issues that interest you. You have a gift for making the technical comprehensible, and that might be to the benefit of all.
Anyway, it's nice to see the issues being debated in a positive fashion