Batfische - your original post here was lengthy, but heartfelt. I considered it had enough merit to re-post in regular format, and I also moved the topic from archives to general discussion.
Any hands on reviews and commentary are worthwhile, as this is the heartbeat and life of progressive design, and very much in tune with the spirit and purpose of the forum.
There are plenty of ideas long ago ditched by the mainstream industry that are still cause for stoke and further investigation to some, i.e. finless, twin fins, midlength, etc etc