"What is so wrong with writing things in plain-text format RJ? Why force your reviewers into using an OS specific file format? Why force us to install software we do not want on our computers just for one simple little submission to BPL?"
C'mon John, you're a computer guy, you know that there are modern day word processors that will save in docx format. As well, Ryan's not a computer guy, if you sent in an rtf file, I'll bet he wouldn't care, since Word would open it with no problem. And as far as your comment above about cooking for 5 people, it seems hard for some folks in these forums to understand that the BPL audience is very diverse. There are many scout leaders - who probably do, at times, cook for 5 or more. There are lightweight, but not UL or SUL, backpackers who do group cooking. etc.
Ryan deserves some of the criticism he gets, IMO, but this is just silly.