Looks like a major case of paranoia to me. In my experience the FE contribution has a common "personality" which is hard to replicate by others. Yep there will be others but I suspect rather like with a ships captain they report to the captain with limited full control of the vessel. And before I am accused of being some closet supporter of FE (although I am happy with his navigation) I in my time have been rebuked. It is his forum after all!