Perhaps we will have a "Splashfest" next year, in your honor. That will be a chance for all the "pop" artists to admit who they are, and explain in an open forum how and why they consider it all right to rip off original designs. (I've tried this one on one with a guy who ripped me off and he got bewideringly tongue tied, but maybe your guys will have better luck)
Perhaps we can invite the builders and designers they plagiarized so that these splashers can explain to them in front of an audience, how the original concepts have been "advanced" by the process. We can also invite lawyers who will be more than willing to establish if any public "admissions" could be treated as de facto proof of basis for theft of intellectual property.
Finally you can come as the ultimate arbiter of "quality" and explain , carefully to the rest of us numbskulls what a truly well crafted boat is. I know when I want to learn about how much "big water" an offshore boat can take , my first thought of a testing ground........ is Havasu , Arizona.
I suggest that maybe April 1st, 2003 would be an appropriate target date (April Fools day). I wonder if we could hold it at the P.T. Barnum museum. Wasn't it he that said "There's a sucker born every minute"?
I appreciate your fervor in this, but maybe it's time to step back and recognize you're the one backing the lame horse in this race.
By the way, I'm not only old, I'm obsolete too.