I fail to understand why you guys just can't be satisfied that you like the change you made to your bike and move on. Why is there the endless need to find people to convert? It's almost as bad as having Bible Thumpers knocking on your door wanting to save you.
Fortunately that snowball will get any bigger than a snowball. You can only find so many people in a group that will ignore common sense or don't have a sense of their own mortality.
Who knows. You may actually be pioneering a big change in bike tires someday. But I think I will sit on the sidelines and let others take the risks and do all the experimenting. I truly hope you all stay safe.