i can relate to that sentiment. history is ok, but it's more interesting for me on "how do this stuffs work?", how to train for it? (please none of those love and joining methods. been there, done that and have children to prove it!) and how soon can i get Howie into fishing rehab clinics?
I agree with the general sentiment that our training today is more important than the fables of yesteryear--but if you are going to cite history, the history should be correct, insofar as it can be known. And as for the particular type of historical marketing known as lineage, some lineages likely do not have the internal skill sets being sought or the teaching methods to convey them. That is part of history and a substantial theme in this thread.