...................such blatant advertising/soliciting......................
blatant? I think if you look through all DT's posts you will find little mention of his product and then usually in response to questions he has been asked. For the rest of it I, personally, find his posts interesting and informative despite the fact that he has a bee in his bonnet about TA (don't others?) and takes to kicking me from time to time .
This, I think, highlights one of the problems - would you deny members that interesting and informative stuff just because there is a product lurking in the background? Or are members' interests better served by having it?
Current policy leans towards the latter, but it seems to be causing so much angst that it wouldn't surprise me to see it change.