Thanks for the insightful and really well written update Jedidiah. In case you do read the comments, know that you have excited me into my own discoveries.
And, I'm sure you know this, but here's what I've learned about proving skeptics/haters wrong: They don't care. They won't learn. They will stay exactly the way they are today. So, keep doing the work that's worth doing. It's not about the skeptics/haters. It's about the people who care, support and enable. Keep delighting the true believers. Seguro viaja amigo.