Gibby--I respect your expertise and all the help you've given, but maybe having a separate ENG/EFP forum thread is not such a hot idea.
Looking at what you've written in your sticky, we've got:
"non-hardlined EFP production – probably the most common form of professional production in the entire motion media production industry."
But now it's off the main camera discussion group and, worse, to my coming-from-film-mentality, it's described in decidedly "video" nomenclature: I make docs, and if I see the words ENG or EFP, I run in the other direction, thinking they don't apply to me. Using your sticky as a guide, we've got:
1.) ENG, to which I second Stuart's reaction, " yo, that's not what we do" .
2.) Hardlined "EFP", which I'm guessing is an extremely limited production mode, and then
3.) Mobile non-hardlined EFP, which I would so much rather have described as (take your pick) shooting in the field, mobile shooting, doc shooting, verite shooting, run and gunning, handheld-- anything but something that uses those acronyms which reinforce the fact that we're video shooters, not cine shooters.
Toss the first two out, and you're left with the most prevalent form of shooting segregated in its own thread, away from most of the red users. Sorry for the rant, and maybe I'm just reacting because the thread on doc shooting seemed (based on various postings) to be meeting a need before it was moved.
Since so much of what I'm saying appears to be just a guy coming from a film background who can't wrap his head around the fact that he is shooting video, I'll try to articulate the base of my concern: that you're playing into a hierarchy, whereby the "cine" users, meaning feature film shooters or commercials makers, discuss Red on the main thread, and us lower-class citizens come over to the "electronic field gathering" ghetto to discuss our issues. To put it differently, why isn't there a 4th listing, ESP, for Electronic Studio Production, and then we can all be back in the same thread again?
I'm glad to see Stuart ranges around all topics and so might continue to listen to all Red users, but I can't help think the very poll your taking won't be seen by a lot of people to whom it matters the most, precisely because field shooting has been marginalized.