First off, prayers sent up for your family. Stuart sounds like he really was a very good gentleman. I'm sorry for your loss. A LOT of people would like to see this as well. Maybe even make the testing system tied to a class that the VEs or others teach. Some clubs have this, some don't. I wished more did, it would make it so that a lot of the newcombers feel a LOT more confident with their inclusion in the service. Every board has their members that are a little more cautious than the rest. While ignoring them is not really what you want to do, continue on being genuine while working with them in getting your questions answered. They too were once new to the service, and asking questions. Not everybody is an Electrical Engineer in the RF field, or has a lot of experience in working with radio equipment. There are a LOT of people that before they took their Amateur test, have never even touched a two way radio. They were just interested in it because of a friend or family member, and that interest led them to the service (some people call it a hobby, which it is as well). What it opens up for the license holder is more than just a service or a hobby... You are not trolling, just asking good questions. Keep going.