I understand your enthusiasm and optimism relating to the release of these new criteria. We definitely need a better deal for ME patients. But in reality, these new criteria are not going to be universally accepted and used, purely because they have a few prominent authors. The ME community, and all other interested parties, need time to read, study and digest these new criteria and to put them into context. And this isn't going to happen over night. No one is going to just accept the new criteria without carefully considering their background, and studying the details. There are going to be a lot of questions asked, and a lot of scrutiny. Suzy's questions were an attempt to put the new criteria into context. Many people will be interested in putting the criteria into context, including myself. For example, some questions that some of us are interested in are: "What is going to happen to the Canadian Consensus Criteria now?" and "Which is better for ME patients - the CCC or the new ICC?" I've got a lot of respect for Lenny Jason, and was eagerly awaiting his work on the CCC. So which set of criteria should I be promoting now? There are so many questions at this stage. This is absolutely not a case of attempting to instill any questions into people's minds. This is just a normal process of trying to understand all of the issues. Have you really decided that these new criteria are better than the CCC when they've only been published, in draft form, for a few hours? I understand your excitement, and then irritation, but there really are many questions to ask at this stage. You mentioned the US Bill of Rights, which I don't know much about. But were US citizens expected to accept it without question? Were US citizens consulted during its creation? Who chose who would create the Bill of Rights? Did US citizens vote on whether it was implemented or not? Was it created in secret? My point being that Suzy was questioning why there wasn't wider stakeholder involvement in creating the ICC. A perfectly valid question, for which there might be perfectly valid answers.