d-p, you keep saying the proof is there, you just have to use it. OK, so send some out for testing, maybe even send a few out to BGT. If the gear does what it's supposed to do you won't have to spend so much time here defending it.
People you've hiked with say you're a stand up, honest and innovative guy. I'm sure you are and if you have something that works the lines will form, but even Issac Newton had doubters. He was more than happy to prove them wrong.