Alexa I do agree with you to a point. Some technical info is difficult to do unless it is in person. Some however can be explained on this forum, such as basic suspension, gearing set up, etc. I have been involved in some very technical discussions on computer forums, but like you said it is up to the reader to seperate the good from the bad. I have been told that I should not get too technical on subjects because the readership of this group either won't care or won't understand. I don't believe that is totally true. I spend most of my working life trying to teach technical information so people can understand (physics and math). So it is possible to get the "average person" to understand topics that are considered difficult by most people. To me that is what it takes to be an effective instructor.
But Brian, you ARE a trained proffesional as well as a teacher. You articulate your points very well. Thus, you are a good resource.
As far as anyone telling you that the "average" reader of this forum can not understand detailed, technical discussion, well, that's just bologna. First off, as you know, many more people "lurk" than participate. Second, assuming that people don't get it is just insulting our intelligence.
So yeah, always consider the source.