As long as you're taking a survey and publishing the results, I'll agree with Eugene sentiments (some criteria were vague, others were contradictory), say that I find his posts in this thread and others helpful and on the mark, report that Eugene puts together kick-ass trips for BPLers who want to push themselves on the trail, and from Max's thoughts on the WP/B Bivy thread, "I remember learning a bunch . . . even though it was different than my original criteria." point out that going slightly "off-thread" isn't always a bad thing.
My posts on avoiding UV degradation and an extremely lightweight aluminum option were (1) in case you wanted to consider a wider range of options and (2) because other people were discussing UV degradation and (3) not everyone reading the thread is going to make the same choice in the end. i.e. the thread can add value beyond Max getting his elusive, perfect bottle - I often benefit from a thread when I wasn't the OP.
If I'm invoicing a client at billing rates, I only charge for time spent on their specific project.
I don't consider a thread about gear to only about the OP's goals and no one else's.
Edited for typos and to add: Clearly we all need to hit the trail more. Thankfully, I'm heading 2,116 miles south on Wednesday so I'll be able to do that in between turkey dinners.