Thanks Tim. The most interesting part of this for me was I did not have a strong opinion until I started looking for evidence in the public domain. There are a lot of unsubstantiated asserions about the power of short form and, as mentioned, it has its place. But there is apparently overwhelming evidence of the continued value of (good) long form. So the exercise of uncovering the evidence led me to a point of view. That's always more interesting and educational than looking for evidence to support a PoV one already has.