Given that you're talking to the author of Hidden in Plain Sight, and that much of that book discusses in great depth exactly this question, you might want to read the book and address its specific arguments rather than offer a blanket, unsupported opinion on the matter. The conversation's gone a bit beyond "Well, I think..."
Mr. Beyer, thank you for the valediction, but I've read the book multiple times, think quite highly of it, and have discussed this with Ellis very numerous times over the phone. Unsupported or not, I stand by my opinion. As you indicated, my comment was primarily directed to Ellis.
I am also good friends with your teacher and we have had a similar discussions. Bill seems less offended by them than yourself. But again, thank you for the valediction.