gumby, that's what I'm thinking about here...the social dynamic of acceptance/rejection. After all, isn't that one of the most powerful attractions that kept many of us in the WTS long after we'd "intellectually" departed? To feel "accepted" is very satisfying, a need that we all share in common as human beings. And so if someone comes to this forum, sees a "list," and they're not on it...the sense of rejection is in its own way a "push back to the WTS." But otoh folks like you, who've been sharing here and supporting others a lot longer than I have, rightly deserve to be acknowledged for the contribution you've made. It's a catch-22.
One thing I always liked about the quick-builds was that everyone could have a part (even "worldly" people). Young and old, skilled or unskilled, it was a great synergy of people all working together. There was no "list." But progressively things got more into the "approved volunteer" mode, and now it's developed into a "class" of its own. They pull out their records, and if you aren't on the "list" you don't get to be a part.
I'm inclined to go with Six on this one...for all the good feelings a list may produce, the bad feelings it does produce outweigh the potential benefit.
((shamus)) If you'd like to talk, feel free to p/m me for my phone #, eh?