I think most understand agendas; the point was and is that questions are part of the critical thinking process.
I have stated several times that those that have done the most DD tend to be the most confident.
The reason for that is they have been busy digging & learning trying to resolve any questions they had.
Regardless of any one person's confidence, will that preclude another having questions?
Do those questions appear to be an attempt at manipulation? If not, then it is a concern of that individual and may be of others as well.
How many times have I referred to looking at footsteps, (in QMC's case the "Steady Steps of Progress"
Think about your comment wrt footsteps: "I made it my goal to read as many qd articles/ white papers as possible and attend
some qd forums I am not anxious about QMCs fortunes moving forward"
You still look and attend events. If you had no question; you would take no action to either look or attend.
One can not want to know something new w/o there being an underlying question of there being something new to be learned.
Sometimes it may be pertinent.
Carson's actions, as well as whale w/a fin in may be good indicators; but that doesn't have anything to do w/others having questions.
.....as long as there is life; there will be questions