pollo, many of us are getting up in age.
we've learned to be wary of anyone who loves to brag about what school they went to, how many degrees they have, how much they know, or how exceptional they are.
there's a reason for that: braggarts are almost always full of shit.
maybe taking a "show, don't tell" approach would get you more support?
if you have to wonder why the "smarter folks" on MA aren't backing you up it may be because they're too smart to...