newbies require more than easy to follow methods
once they are convinced all you need is easy to follow methods.
beaslbob, you talk about the math of the effectiveness (or as you put it "ineffectiveness") of water changes.
putting aside your pride for a bit, there is an effectiveness that supports water changes, ...
going from "water changes" to "water changes are not needed because, well, because i've got proof.
yes, you have proof, i have proof, hundreds of other people have proof as well, ... what we don't have is anything to back up our proof, we have word-of-mouth, we have "well i did it, and things are stable"
we don't have proof
sitting back and saying "well i have done it, so you can do it too" that doesn't convince anyone of anything, ... your going about trying to convince people of your method and your method doesn't give any proof, it asks faith, ... we're not brought up in a world that encourages faith