I don’t think Dave took sides with the non-theorists- or saw any evidence that anyone did. In the limited discussion of theory in which I participated, I saw theory being treated as a topic that might be of interest to some rather than a pre-requisite for participation. I think that your misunderstanding suggestion is more appealing and the whole issue of moderation/ facilitation (top-down and bottom-up) is worthy of consideration. I will be posting later on some of the ideas provoked by this thread.