I respect Pepe's knowledge and experience, but he has managed to carve a niche for himself here that isn't supportive of everyone who flows through, I've noticed, which seems to set himself up as a kind of expert, or "mod" of the forum. It's nice that he provides answers and a bit of lifeblood pumping through the ticker here. But not so nice that he looks down his nose at those with less experience, or struggling through the first few days of their first cleanse. Like you said, it's a support forum, not a competition or a one-size-fits-all tutorial in masochism.
No offence, Pepe. I have learned from your posts and I appreciate that. But I've seen some comments from you disparaging folks who aren't doing things your way, and in my book that's not cool. :-/