If I may suggest, John probably isn't going to be chiming in on the board,
for reasons alluded to in the first email reply to me. I have found that he
will take the time to answer questions via email if they are well conceived
and so I would encourage you to ask him directly. Also, if you would ask
him if its okay to post his reply here, I am sure he wouldn't mind either.
Of course I can't speak for him, but that is my sense of John.