Holy shitfuckers, I cannot believe I read through all of that.
Matt Thornton was a sight more obliging with them than I would have been in a situation like that.
Also I think it is fairly evident just from the way Djimbe types that he can't grapple, though that isn't the issue.
The original problem as I understand it is Matt explicitly saying certain styles will never work even with aliveness - I doubt this is what he is actually saying. Certain styles would need a big rewrite, even with aliveness. Take Yellow Bamboo - if you add aliveness, it ain't gonna be yellow bamboo anymore. Nor would some sort of fancy-dancy crane style hoppy-dance, etc.
So the statement that not all styles can be "saved" seems not to be a powerful claim.
The amount of offense taken by the OP at Matt for this and the readiness with which the OP threw those insults is amazing. I truly believe we have here a case of powerful cognitive dissonance, and I don't think it's Luis or Matt Thornton who are doing the most re-writing of events.
GOD why did I read all that.